Federal charges could be pending after an investigation coupled with a search warrant revealed an alleged counterfeiting operation and methamphetamine lab.
Five people were arrested and charged after reports of additional alleged drug activity at a residence quarantined by drug agents last week.
Danny Lee Davis, 48, Pansy Renee Beard, 33, Thomas James Wilson, 28, Jennifer Lea Rayburn Standifer, 34, and Jimmy Joseph Newell, 36, are alleged to be involved in the overall case.
Davis of 933 Poplar St., and Newell of Bluegrass Circle, were charged with the manufacture of meth and violating the quarantine after they re-entered Davis’ residence and deputies found an active meth lab operation for a second time in just a few days, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Davis had bonded out of the Bradley County Jail after being arrested Oct. 18.
On that date, deputies and BCSO Special Investigations Unit detectives executed a search warrant at the address and found Davis, Bear, Wilson and Standifer inside.
Investigators allegedly found components for manufacturing meth and an active meth lab.
“Also in the home were various items of computer-related equipment, such as laptop computers, printers and jump drives. Also found were multiple counterfeit $100 bills, multiple washed bills of legitimate U.S. currency, and paper used in the counterfeiting of currency. Detectives are working with the U.S. Secret Service regarding additional charges related to the counterfeiting operation,” Gault said in a media release.
According to an affidavit filed by detectives, Davis also had a counterfeit bill inside his pocket.
Davis’ residence was closed and quarantined.
After receiving information from Cleveland Police Department that activity was noted at the address Tuesday, investigators found the quarantine had been breached, according to Gault.
Davis was hiding in the attic when he was arrested. Newell was also inside the quarantined house.
Beard, Standifer and Wilson were charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Beard was also charged with violation of probation.
Davis was charged with criminal simulation regarding the alleged counterfeiting. Newell was charged initially with initiation of process to manufacture meth, and unlawful drug paraphernalia violations.
Newell and Davis were arraigned on Tuesday’s charges of violating the quarantine order, initiation of process to manufacture meth, unlawful drug paraphernalia and Schedule II drug violations. They are being held without bond until their next hearing on Nov. 1, in Bradley County General Sessions Court.
Beard remains in custody at the Bradley County Jail under $15,300 bond. Wilson and Standifer have posted $15,000 bond and were released from custody, according to records.