Four Busted for Manufacturing Meth Due in Court Today

| July 3, 2018

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – Four local residents accused of manufacturing Methamphetamine are due to stand for a preliminary hearing today.

Court documents indicate that 34-year-old Jeremy David Carey, of Clarion; 28-year-old Rebecca Dawn McAninch, of Sligo; 22-year-old Roy Leason Anthony, of Rimersburg; and 27-year-old Jacob Daniel Vasbinder, of Rimersburg, are scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Timothy P. Schill at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3.

They are each facing the following charges:

  • Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
  • Possessing Phenylpropanolamine, etc., or a Precursor Substance with Intent to Unlawfully Manufacture, Felony
  • Knowingly Possessing Ephedrine, Misdemeanor

All four individuals remain lodged in the Clarion County Jail.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, a detective from the Clarion County District Attorney’s Office was notified that Roy Leason Anthony had purchased a 3.6 gram 15-count box of Allergy Congestion Relief, a known component commonly used in manufacturing methamphetamine, from Walmart in Monroe Township on Sunday, June 3, at 10:46 a.m.

The detective obtained video footage, pictures, and receipts from June 3 from Walmart. From the video footage, the detective was able to identify Anthony. He was accompanied by Jacob Vasbinder and Jeremy Carey. At 10:53 a.m., Anthony purchased the Allergy Congestion Relief, Vasbinder purchased two two-liter bottles of Dr. Thunder and table salt, and Carey purchased camp fuel, according to the complaint.

Once Anthony, Vasbinder, and Carey exited Walmart, Rebecca McAninch then entered the store and purchased a 12-pack of AA Lithium batteries at 11:43 a.m.

Lithium batteries, two-liter bottles, table salt, and camp fuel are also commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine using the “one-pot” method.

On June 20, the detective interviewed Vasbinder, Carey, and McAninch at the Clarion County Jail.

Vasbinder stated that on the morning of June 3, Carey, McAninch, Anthony, and he all discussed going to Walmart to purchase items to make methamphetamine. Vasbinder said that he drove to Walmart, and Carey delegated what ingredient each person was to purchase. He stated that Carey gave him gas money to drive and also provided the money for him to purchase two-liter bottles of Dr. Thunder and table salt. Anthony purchased the Sudafed, Carey purchased the camp fuel, and McAninch purchased a 12-pack of AA Lithium batteries, according to the complaint.

Vasbinder said that the ingredients purchased were used to manufacture methamphetamine. The detective asked Vasbinder where they make methamphetamine, and he responded: “in the woods.”

The detective then met with Carey who stated that he used the camp fuel to go camping and stated, “Ask New Bethlehem, I was in the woods when they found me.” Carey also allegedly stated that he was “messed up” and could not recall anything he had done.

Finally, the detective met with McAninch who said that Vasbinder drove Carey, Anthony, and her to Walmart on June 3 to purchase ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine. McAninch advised that she purchased a 12-pack of AA Lithium batteries.

She stated that after they purchased the ingredients, Vasbinder drove her to her mother’s residence where she stayed while Vasbinder, Carey, and Anthony went and manufactured the methamphetamine.

McAninch allegedly said that after the meth was “cooked,” she was picked back up, and they all went and used the methamphetamine.

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