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June 16, 2013

6 arrested on felony methamphetamine charges

Woodward, Okla. — A single search warrant recently led to the arrest of 6 people on serious drug charges including intent to distribute and endeavoring to manufacture methamphetamine.

William Gail Ferrell,  65; Justin Tremaine Mayes, 24; and Joni May Temple, 24, are each facing a felony charge of endeavoring to manufacture meth, as well as charges for possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Ferrell is facing an additional charge for maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled dangerous substance.

In addition, Lindsey Juanell Lyons, 22; Shyla Danae Janow, 31; and Jessica Lynn Garcia, 29, are facing charges of possession of meth with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Affidavits filed with their charges state that Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents and Woodward Police officers served a warrant at Ferrell's residence around 6:15 a.m. on June 11.

A search of the residence allegedly discovered "three inactive one pot type meth labs ... along with hydrochloric acid, numerous items of drug paraphernalia, scales, plastic baggies with the corners cut off, and items such as spoons, funnels, filters and scoops with residue used in the manufacturing process, and cutting agents," according to the affidavit.

In addition to the home itself, officers also searched an RV that "was parked on the curtilage" of Ferrell's home, the affidavit states.  During this secondary search additional alleged "methamphetamine lab equipment" was found, including plastic tubing, a funnel with residue, and "precursor substances" such as Coleman fuel, drain cleaner, and medicine containing pseudoephedrine, the affidavit states. Allegedly a recipe for meth was also located along with alleged drug paraphernalia items.

Ferrell was not home at the time of the search, but Mayes and Temple were inside the RV and were arrested because of the items allegedly found in the RV, the affidavit states.

Investigators later found Ferrell staying at a local motel, where he was arrested, the affidavit states.  During his arrest, officers allegedly observed some items of drug paraphernalia "in plain view" and sought a secondary search warrant for the motel room, the affidavit states.

In the search of the motel room, "three bags of a crystalline substance were found along with multiple items of drug paraphernalia," including scales, the affidavit states.

Garcia, Janow and Lyons "were also present in the (motel) room" where the alleged drug items were found, so they were arrested as well.

According to court records, Ferrell, Mayes, Temple, Garcia, Janow and Lyons have already made their initial appearances in court earlier this week and have had their preliminary hearings set for Dec. 17 at 9:30 a.m.  All 6 are each being held on a $100,000 bond.

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