The White County Sheriff’s Department, Carmi Police Department, Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, and Illinois State Police conducted a search warrant detail on Wednesday following a lengthy investigation by the Task Force, leading to a warrant being issued by White County States Attorney Denton Aud.
Three individuals were arrested at a residence at 1322 Sycamore Street during the execution of the warrant. 40 year old Carrie Strean and 38 year old Jason Hamby, both who lived at the residence, and 39 year old Kevin Kivett of Joplin, Missouri were taken into custody and transported to the White County Jail.
Strean has been charged with calculated drug conspiracy, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance in the form of 19.3 grams of methamphetamine, and destruction of evidence. She is being held without bond pending a court hearing.
Hamby was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of more than 2.5 grams of cannabis. He is being held without bond.
Kivett was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of less than 2.5 grams of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is also being held without bond pending a court hearing.
Also as a result of the investigation, 46 year old Beverly Newman was arrested at 911 Stewart Street and charged with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. Newman is being held at the White County Jail on a $5000 bond.
Carmi police officers also took 60 year old David Strean into custody at his residence at 805 Smith Street on a charge of unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and transported to the White County Jail. His bond has been set at $5000 as well.
Sheriff Doug Maier and Police Chief Jason Carter say that the investigation is still ongoing, and more arrests are anticipated.