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Dubois Co. Raid Results in 16 Drug Arrests



Dubois County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by other law enforcement agencies, arrested 16 people Thursday in connection with an undercover drug investigation that began last July.

The Dubois County Prosecutor's Office says that as part of “Operation Big Brother,” informants made undercover drug buys of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, controlled substances, and look-a-like substances.

Over 50 law enforcement officers worked together to ensure the safety and success of the raid. 

Prosecutor Kevin Crouse recognized Deputy Prosecutor Beth Sermersheim and Dubois County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Officer John Anderson for spearheading the operation.”
 
The 14 individuals facing charges include:
 
Rosetta L. Allbright, 41, Birdseye, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A felony, Count 2: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and Habitual Substance Offender Enhancement.
 
Joseph W. Christmon, 41, Birdseye, Count 1: Dealing in Cocaine, a Class A felony, Count 2: Dealing in Cocaine, a Class A felony, and Count 3: Dealing in Cocaine, a Class B felony.
 
Karrie F. Eckert, 48, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine), a Class B felony, and Count 2: Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine), a Class B felony.
 
Roberto C. Flores, 32, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in Cocaine, a Class B felony, and Count 2: Neglect of a Dependent, a Class C felony.
 
Tasha M. Freeman, 24, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin), a Class B felony, Count 2: Neglect of a Dependent, a Class C felony, and Count 3: Attempted Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A felony.
 
Edward L. Freyberger, 67, Dubois, Count 1: Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Oxycodone), a Class B felony, and Count 2: Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Adderall), a Class B felony.
 
Brock E. Gill, 22, Jasper, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, Count 2: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, as well as an additional case with Count 1: Possession of Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and Count 2:  Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
 
Ryan N.R. Groeschen, 32, Ferdinand, Count 1: Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), a Class A felony, and Count 2: Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), a Class A felony.
 
Caleb A.S. Hammond, 20, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, Count 2: Dealing in a Look-A-Like Substance, a Class C felony, Count 3: Dealing in a Look-A-Like Substance, a Class C felony, and Habitual Substance Offender Enhancement.          
 
Margaret Faith MacDonald, 41, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, Count 2: Aiding, Inducing, or Causing Dealing in a Look-A-Like Substance, a Class C felony, and Habitual Substance Offender Enhancement.
 
Brian A. Perez, 28, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A felony, Count 2: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, Count 3: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and Habitual Offender Enhancement.
 
Jason J. Schepers, 34, Birdseye, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and Habitual Offender Enhancement.
 
Amy S. Street, 41, Jasper, Count 1: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A felony, and Count 2: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class A felony.
 
Jacob W. Volz, 45, Huntingburg, Count 1: Dealing in a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Alprazolam), a Class C felony.
 

 Jerry L. Lively, 47, Paoli, is facing a Class B felony charge of Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Morphine). 

Christy L. Merkley, 25, Huntingburg, is facing the following charges: Count 1: Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone), a Class A felony, Count 2: Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and Habitual Substance Offender Enhancement.

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