Greene County federal indictments issued for meth lab

By Gary Scott on August 27, 2015 at 8:50am

Several people arrested in Greene County in March for allegedly making methamphetamine in Roodhouse are now facing federal charges.

An indictment in U.S. Court in Springfield on August 6th lists Jeremy Reno, Terri Pinkerton, Christopher Lopez, Brian Crum and Melissa Taylor. The first three had been arrested at a residence at 309 West Prairie in Roodhouse in March.

Police said there was an active meth lab, and that over 9-hundred grams of a substance containing methamphetamine was seized. The alleged meth lab was set up near North Greene Elementary School.

The six-count indictment alleges the five people conspired to produce meth beginning last October.

Crum was not arrested on March 4th but is alleged in the indictment to have been a part of the meth-making operation with Reno and Pinkerton from January to March. He’s also alleged to have maintained a residence at 514 West Prairie in Roodhouse for the purpose of making meth from April up until May 26th.

Crum and Taylor were arrested for meth-manufacturing and possession of meth-manufacturing materials on May 26th.

Several of the people arrested have been through the Greene County Court system already.

Christopher Lopez pleaded guilty to purchasing a meth precursor while having possession of meth-making materials and meth manufacturing charges dropped. He was given credit for jail time served, ordered to serve 18 months of probation and fined $2,500.