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Six Arrested at Country Place Apartments for Meth Labs

February 16, 2013

  02/18/13 Friday afternoon just before 2 Plymouth police officers were dispatched to the Country Place Apartments in reference to Tyler Byers violating a “No Trespass Order” for the property.  He was seen going into apartment number 24.

Corporal Ray West and K9 Officer John Weir responded to the complaint and as they approached the apartment heard screams from a small girl inside the apartment.  Officer Weir also smelled the odor of ammonia as they reached the upstairs apartment.  As entry was made it the apartment the room was cloudy and the strong odor of chemicals was present. The Plymouth officer saw two small girls in the back bedroom and then saw 22 year old Tyler Byers of Culver look out another bedroom door.  As the Officer Weir went to apprehend Byers in the bedroom he saw three or four other subjects in the bedroom jumping from the second story window.  After placing Byers in custody he radioed the locations of the runners.

  The runners, 27 year old Shawn Brown and 26 year old Brian Tapia were apprehended by Police Chief Dave Bacon and Stg. Mark Owen running through the back of Packard Woods.   The officers also recovered a backpack containing several meth precursors and lab items.

24 year old Courtney Owens of Plymouth, 39 year old Stephanie Berg of Hamlet and 37 year old Julie Salyer of San Pierre were still in the apartment along with the 2 year old and 5 year old girls.

  Officer Weir called for assistance because another bedroom in the Country Place Apartment was locked and it was unknown if anyone else was inside it.  ISP Trooper Jason Faulstich and Detective Jim Cox mad the scene and kicked in the door. They located an active methamphetamine lab.

Everyone was removed from the apartment and representatives from the Division of Family and Children and Plymouth EMS made the scene.  The children were transported to the emergency room and all suspects were transported to the Marshall County Jail.

  The Indiana State Police Meth Lab Team arrived on the scene later in the day and cleared the labs from the apartment.

9 Responses to “ Six Arrested at Country Place Apartments for Meth Labs ”

  1. Ac on February 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    @friend, they arrested her Wednesday as that was the day her warrant was signed! Hallelujah! :)

  2. Amanda on February 21, 2013 at 4:57 am

    @Kathy, will we ever know the sentencing outcome? And @noname, I’m not sure if you were refering to me in your comment but I live there, yes but in a totally different section of apartments. As far as nothing being done, everyone tried getting something done but to no prevail.

  3. Thor on February 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Hey, cowardly noname,

    If those are your friends you’re just a member of the FFA…Future Felons of America. If your hanging with the drugies your nothing but another loser waiting to be caught. And we don’t want you here.

    Clean up your act or go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect your Obama phone.

  4. Friend on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t understand one thing, why does the person that lives in the apartment that has been manufacturing the Meth not arrested. Yet she makes the call to even get innocent people to come there? Then calls the police and is let to walk free. My worry is , this is OK for the person that lived there to run free to set up more shops.

  5. noname on February 20, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Yet, people like that never think of their children. When your addicted to some thing you don’t worry about nothing else. Besides, some of you don’t know the whole story. They all should go to jail for being there yes.. For letting kids be there as well, but what about the peoples neighbors that knew what was going on and letting there kids breath that in.. You might not of been doing, but yet you didn’t leave nor did you get your children somewhere else. Not everyone has to be doing something that their friends are.

  6. AnnF on February 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks, Kathy!

  7. Amanda on February 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I live in these apartments and I will say this…this has been an ongoing problem since we moved in August of last year. We had tried numerous times to get something done but the police never had just cause to do so. So, kudos to ALL police departments, emt’s, etc who were involved in this! I feel a little safer going to bed at night and a bit safer walking my 5yr old son to the bus everyday! Great story am1050!

  8. Kathy Bottorff on February 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Park Jefferson Apartments on West Jefferson Street are closed. These apartments are behind Lauri Sutter’s State Farm Insurance Agency and west of the Armory.

  9. AnnF on February 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I thought these apartments had been closed. Did the landlord catch up on the utilities?

    I hate when innocent children are caught up in a thing like this.