An investigation by officers from the CLEAN Team led to the traffic stop of a Toyota Camry which was allegedly driven by Ryan Frost, 31, Rochester, IN. The Camry was stopped by Rochester Police Officers, near 12th and Franklin Streets, for displaying a fictitious license plate. CLEAN Team officers had previously developed evidence that Frost was engaged in criminal activity. A subsequent search of the Camry revealed an illegal drug lab, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. Frost and a passenger in the car, Lisa Klinge, 33, Rochester, IN, were both incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a drug lab, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a drug paraphernalia.
A separate narcotics investigation, by officers from the CLEAN Team, led to a search warrant being executed at a residence on 464 Jefferson Avenue, Peru, IN. During their search, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, syringes, and drug paraphernalia. Melissa Butler, 20, and Jessica Boehme, 21, both from Peru, IN were incarcerated in the Miami County Jail. Boehme faces a single count for possession of methamphetamine. Butler faces criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Butler also faces an obstruction of justice charge for allegedly trying to flush evidence down a toilet.
The CLEAN Team is a task force with 11 law enforcement entities that have dedicated resources to fight narcotics in Fulton and Miami Counties. CLEAN stands for Combined Law Enforcement Against Narcotics. The main focus of the task force is narcotics enforcement with an emphasis on methamphetamine related crimes.
Law enforcement officers encourage anyone with information about the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of narcotics to call their local law enforcement agency or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Information can be reported anonymously.