Cass County authorities reported finding 188 small "one-pot" methamphetamine labs with an investigation that began last week with a trash complaint in Calvin Township and widened to Indiana. (Photo submitted)
Cass County authorities reported finding 188 small "one-pot" methamphetamine labs with an investigation that began last week with a trash complaint in Calvin Township and widened to Indiana. (Photo submitted)

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3 arrested in Cassopolis meth lab bust

Published 2:44pm Friday, November 27, 2009

Three individuals were arrested on multiple meth-related charges and a weapons offense in connection with the large methamphetamine operation discovered in the 64000 block of Calvin Center Rd.

Debra Lee Cheatham, 51, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 17 and arraigned in 4th District Court on the following charges: conspiracy to commit controlled substance – delivery/manufacture – methamphetamine/ecstasy; controlled substance – delivery/manufacture – meth/Ecstasy; controlled substance – operating/maintaining laboratory involving methamphetamine; controlled substance – delivery/manufacture – methamphetamine/Ecstasy; controlled substance – operating/maintaining laboratory involving hazardous waste; controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine/Ecstasy; five counts of weapons – felony firearm; and controlled substance – maintaining a drug house.

Bond for Cheatham was set at $200,000 cash/surety.

Britia Rose Anderson, 28, was charged with controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine/Ecstasy and disorderly person – loitering about illegal business.
Bond for Anderson was set at $10,000 cash/surety.

David Ray Blankenship, 39, was arrested  Wednesday, Nov. 18.

He was lodged at the Cass County Jail on the following charges: conspiracy to commit controlled substance – operating/maintaining laboratory involving methamphetamine; controlled substance – operating/maintaining laboratory involving methamphetamine; controlled substance – operating/maintaining laboratory involving hazardous waste; controlled substance – possession of methamphetamine/Ecstasy; and three counts weapons – felony firearm.

Bond for Blankenship has been set at $150,000 cash/surety.

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