Greencastle man arrested on meth charges

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A 32-year-old Greencastle man was arrested Friday morning on several charges related to the manufacture and possession of methamphetamine, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported.

At approximately 10 a.m. Friday, troopers from the Putnamville District Meth Suppression Unit arrested Joshua D. Dalton at his North Side home in Greencastle on eight overall charges, including one Class B felony and six Class D felonies.

He was also charged with neglect of a dependant, a Class D felony, as the suspect's two-year-old son was in the home during meth activity, authorities reported.

The boy was removed from the house into the custody of the Indiana Department of Child Services, Putnam County.

During the investigation, an active "one-pot" meth lab was found in the kitchen area of the residence, ISP Trooper Adam Edwards reported.

Trooper Edwards had been working a nearly 24-hour investigation into possible meth activity ongoing at the man's home in the 400 block of North College Avenue in Greencastle.

Dalton was lodged in the in Putnam County Jail Friday on the following charges:

-- Manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony.

-- Possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

-- Possession of precursors, a Class D felony.

-- Dumping controlled waste, a Class D felony.

-- Possession of a syringe, a Class D felony.

-- Maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony.

-- Neglect of a dependant, a Class D felony.

-- Possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

A Class B felony is punishable by 6-20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A Class D felony is punishable by six months to three years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Assisting Edwards in the investigation were ISP Meth Suppression Troopers Shilo Raulston and Brent Robinson.

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