Published On: Fri, Aug 10th, 2012

Expired Plate Leads Officers to Felony Meth Arrest

ArrestedRichmond, Indiana – Yesterday two troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Unit from the Pendleton District were on the east side of Richmond checking Pseudoephedrine Logs at retail establishments.

They had left one business and were on their way to another when they got behind a green Malibu on South 37th St. that had an expired license plate. Being in a fully marked car, Troopers Raney and Slater stopped the vehicle at 37th and Main. After stopping the vehicle the two troopers realized they had seen the same vehicle and driver earlier in a store parking lot.

Raney made contact with the driver and recognized his name as one they had just encountered on Pseudoephedrine logs at a couple local businesses that sell the drug. Upon further investigation the officers found the subject had just bought and was in possession of the precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Arrested was Paul Anthony Roof, age 42, of Lewisburg, Ohio. He was charged with Possession of Precursors used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Class “D” Felony. He was lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use may call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS, can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

Source: Indiana State Police

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