Major drug raid conducted in Boone County
by Fred Pace firstname.lastname@example.org
At least 10 people have been arrested following a major drug raid in Boone County.
Jennifer Vint, Shelbie Darrell Vint, Sara Beth Bolyard, Mary Kathryn Borwder, Paul Michael Smith, Clinton Halley, Joseph Garland Bias, Timothy Brown, Scotty Hagert and Charles Scott Kingery have all been taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail, according to State Police
The bonds on those arrested ranged from $100,000 to $200,000 for each person.
State Police Sgt. Charles Sutphin said an undercover drug buy was made in the county about 6:30 a.m. Friday.
A raid was then conducted at a residence on Bias Branch Road in Madison.
In making the arrests police found heroin, marijuana, an active methamphetamine lab and a number of prescription drugs.
Authorities said an active meth lab was discovered inside a Boone County home where two people were living, and those residents were arrested.
Meth product also was hanging from the ceiling in another Boone County residence.
The suspects were arrested at multiple locations throughout the county, State Police said.
A criminal complaint alleges some of the suspects delivered marijuana, hydrocodone or methamphetamine.
Police said most of the arrests are not connected.
All the suspects are part of an investigation that has been under way for several months, police added. Some of the suspects have been charged with selling the drugs three to four times to undercover officers.
The 10 named in the arrests:
* Joseph Garland Bias, 32, of Ottawa, delivery of a controlled substance.
* Clinton Dee Halley, 41, of Danville, delivery of a controlled substance.
* Mary Kathryn Browder, 47, delivery of a controlled substance.
* Paul Michael Smith, 34, of Jeffrey, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab and delivery of a controlled substance.
* Sara Beth Boyard, 23, of Madison, delivery of a controlled substance and operating or attempting to operate a clandestine lab.
* Timothy Brown, 55, delivery of a controlled substance.
* Shelbie Darrell Vint, 38, of Madison, conspiracy to commit a drug-related charge.
* Jennifer Vint, 35, of Madison, charges not available.
* Scotty Hager, age, hometown and charges not available.
* Charles Scott Kingery, 27, delivery of a controlled substance. Hometown not available.
Regional jail photos were not available for Jennifer Vint and Scotty Hager.
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