Anderson-Wednesdayat approximately 12:30 p.m. troopers from the Indiana State Police located at the Lafayette and the Pendleton Posts, arrested an Anderson couple on numerous drug related charges.
Senior Trooper Ryan Winters and Trooper Ben Rector started the investigation in the Lafayette area which in turn lead them to the residence at 2510 east 7th Street Anderson. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on the 27th, Rector and Winters with assistance from Pendleton Trooper David Preston went to the residence in Anderson and spoke to the occupants Rex Roderick Bryan, 42 and Kathrin M. Bryan, 41.
After further investigation, a search warrant was obtained and was executed at approximately 12:30 p.m. In the search of the residence marijuana and a laboratory to extract tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from raw marijuana which is called marijuana wax, was allegedly found inside the residence. Approximately four pounds of marijuana with a street valued at $12,000.00 was seized along with marijuana wax with a street value of $5,000.00.
Both Rex and Kathrin Bryan were arrested and charged with Dealing in Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Mushrooms, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both were transported and lodged into the Madison county Jail. The investigation is continuing.
Marijuana wax is made with a makeshift laboratory that uses butane fuel and other highly volatile chemicals that have the possibility to explode or cause an uncontrollable fire.
Assisting at the scene was the Madison County Prosecutor’s office. Pictures are of the equipment used to manufacture waxed marijuana and contraband recovered in the search warrant.