West Alexandria police find meth lab after obtaining search warrant

By Austin Schmidt - [email protected]

WEST ALEXANDRIA — A male and female from West Alexandria are currently in the Preble County Jail after a search warrant led to the discovery of a of meth lab at a West Alexandria residence on Friday, Sept. 25.

The search warrant was for a home in the 300 block of Stotler Road, according to West Alexandria Police Chief Terry Strawser.

According to Strawser, with the help of the Eaton Police Division and the Preble County Sheriff’s Office, officers entered the home on the afternoon of Friday, Sept. 25 and discovered solutions and equipment consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Officers had been investigating the house for some time and received enough information to obtain a search warrant for the property, according to Strawser.

A 34-year old-female, Billie J. Shindledecker, was at the residence and was arrested and is currently in the Preble County jail on charges of illegal manufacturing of drugs; illegal cultivation, a second-degree felony and assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture, a third-degree felony.

A 28-year-old male, Christopher Johnson, was also present at the residence and is also currently in the Preble County Jail under the same charges.


By Austin Schmidt

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