The Putnam County Sheriff's Department received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at 7126 East CR 800, the residence of Otis and Brenda Sams, and obtained a search warrant. The sheriff's department emergency response team (ERT) executed a raid on the property just after midnight Thursday.
The ERT arrested and maintained four males and one female, Otis Sams, 56, Bainbridge; Brenda Sams, 54, Bainbridge; Larry Claycomb, 53, Russellville; Daniel Claycomb, 31, Roachdale; and Elmer Burnett, 50, Fillmore.
In the raid they also seized several firearms, just under 30 grams of marijuana and 50-100 prescription pills.
Chief Deputy Doug Nally praised the ERT and Deputy Philip Troyer, the lead officer on the investigation, for their professionalism.
He went on to say the investigation continues, as officers follow leads on others who may be involved.
"It is an ongoing investigation. We are going to continue to follow the leads for all other parties involved," Nally said. "I think there are going to be other parties involved. We've been learning about activity up there for a while and we just now got enough information for a warrant."
Larry and Daniel Claycomb and Elmer Burnett were charged with sale of methamphetamine, possession of precursors, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance.