Three jailed as rash of meth cases grows

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By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - A recent upswing in methamphetamine arrests continued last week with charges against three people jailed in separate investigations by Indiana State Police troopers and officers from the Tell City Police Department.

Daisy E. Applegate, 33, of 20648 Main St., Bristow, was jailed Jan. 28 for attempted dealing in methamphetamine, possession of chemical reagents or precursors with the intent to manufacture a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

According to a probable-cause affidavit signed by Trooper Robert Gardner, the charges stem from the Dec. 17 discovery of meth lab in Bristow, allegedly at 20648 Main St. According to Gardner, numerous items used in manufacturing meth were discovered in an outbuilding just 10 feet from the home. Police allege a urine test submitted by Applegate tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine.

She was taken to Perry County Jail. Bond was set at $13,100.

Robert L. McFall, 62, of 105 Fifth St., Cannelton, was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, maintaining a common nuisance, dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to court records, officers accompanying a state parole agent arrived at McFall's home for a parole check. McFall allegedly admitted he had a handgun and meth in the home. Police said they recovered a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for meth and a 9-millimeter handgun.

Eldon Scott Kendall, 40, of 128 N. Fifth St., Cannelton was arrested Jan. 30 on preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug precursors.

According to Trooper David Qualkenbush, police conducted a parole search of Kendall's home Jan. 28 and allegedly found marijuana and several item used to make methamphetamine.

Applegate, McFall and Kendall remained lodged in the county jail Friday afternoon.