2 women face charges following methamphetamine sales


Two Seymour women were arrested this week in separate drug dealing cases, and police expect more arrests to come from both cases.

Melissa D. Riley, 32, and Felicea A. Booker, 41, both face charges of dealing in methamphetamine and were being held without bond Wednesday at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown pending initial hearings.

Police said the cases are not connected, but both involved sales to undercover buyers during the past six months to a year.

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Booker was arrested Sunday evening in an apartment at 120 Windhorst Court, Seymour Detective Brian Moore said.

He said Booker was arrested in connection with the sale of crystal methamphetamine, a purer form of the drug.

Moore said police are seeing more crystal meth being distributed out of Indianapolis into the Seymour area.

Crystal meth is brought into the country from Mexico, changes hands in the west and then finds its way to Chicago and Indianapolis, Moore said.

Riley was arrested Tuesday evening at her residence, 228 S. O’Brien St.

Moore said the second case involved the sale of what people on the street call “fluff,” which is locally manufactured meth. This can be cooked in an anhydrous meth lab.

Moore said the type of meth a drug user buys depends on preference, though he has seen younger people turn more toward crystal meth because it is 90 to 100 percent pure. Fluff is 30 to 50 percent pure, he said.

Moore said price is not usually a factor because half a gram of crystal meth can cost $60, while half a gram of fluff can cost $50 to $60.

He said there will be more arrests coming involving those connected to the two cases.

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