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Five indicted in federal court on meth charges

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Five persons have been indicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Indicted were Brandon Christopher Lee, 33, and Kristy Saffa, 24, both of Hobart; Krystal Lee, 32, of Clinton, Ind.; Shane Howard, 28, of Rensselaer; and Jason Burkhart, 34, of Fulton County, Mo., the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Lee was also charged with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of meth producing equipment, and maintaining a meth lab, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said; Saffa, with two counts of possession of pseudoephedrine, possession of meth producing equipment, and maintaining a meth lab; and Lee, Howard, and Burkhart, with possession of pseudoephedrine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police, and the Indiana State Police.

 

Posted 6/24/2011

 

 

 

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