Team effort leads to meth arrests

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By The Staff

A group effort by area law enforcement officers has led to the arrest of two individuals on methamphetamine charges.
According to Vandalia Police Chief Larry Eason, the VPD  and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation on the possible manufacture of methamphetamine in Vandalia.
The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at the home of Amy Miller, 31, 1319 W. Edwards St., and the arrest of Miller and Charles Roberts, 30, 422 S. Sixth St., Vandalia.
Last Friday, Fayette County State’s Attorney Stephen Friedel charged both Miller and Roberts with possession of methamphetamine, methamphetamine precursors and methamphetamine-manufacturing materials, and methamphetamine-related child endangerment.
If convicted, Roberts could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, and Miller could receive a sentence of up to seven years, Eason said.  
Officers involved in the case included city officers Jerry Bowling and Rob Thomason, sheriff's deputies Larry Halleman and Shawn Carter, Ramsey Police Chief Ronnie Stevens and Farina Police Chief Steve Flood.