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Grand jury returns new indictments

By Staff | Oct 22, 2014

On Oct. 14 Tyler County grand jurors returned drug-related indictments against three defendants.

Jeremy M. Keller, 36, of Middlebourne, was named in a 13-count felony superseding indictment. All of the offenses are alleged to have occurred in Tyler County between October 2012 and Sept. 5, 2013.

Count one charges Keller with conspiracy to commit an offense against the state by conspiring with others to manufacture a schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine. Count two charges him with operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory. Counts three through 12 charge Keller with 10 separate counts of manufacturing of a controlled substance methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance. Count 13 of the indictment charges him with possession of precursor with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Keller was previously indicted by the June term of the Tyler County Grand Jury on similar charges that are yet to be resolved.

Jurors levied identical five-count indictments against Gary Lee Willey II, 34, of Dry Run Road, Middlebourne, and Mary Lauren Bassett, aka Mary Lauren Moffitt, 26, of Dry Run Road, Middlebourne.

Count one of the indictment charges each with committing the felony offense of conspiracy to commit an offense against the state. It alleges they conspired with each other for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance.

Each is also charged with, count two, operating or attempting to operate a clandestine drug laboratory; count three, possession of precursor with intent to manufacture methamphetamine; count four, manufacturing a controlled substance; and, count five, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

All the charges in the indictment are alleged to have occurred in Tyler County between May 26 and July 27.