2 arrested for allegedly making meth in Washburn

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Multiple meth labs seized on Farm Road 1085

Two people were arrested on Oct. 29 in Washburn on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Bart Jermain, 54, of Seligman, and Sarah Brooks, 20, of Garfield, Ark., were arrested by the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force after an investigation at a home on Farm Road 1085.

Jermain has been charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance, a class B felony, possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, and possession of chemicals with intent to create a controlled substance, a class C felony. He is being held in the Barry County jail on a $35,000 bond.

Brooks has been charged with possession of chemicals with intent to create a controlled substance, a class C felony. She is also being held in the jail, and her bond is set at $10,300.

According to a report by Task Force Officer Clint Danforth, officers and deputies from the Barry County Sheriff's Office made contact with Jermain outside the Washburn home. Jermain allegedly consented to a search of his 2001 Chevrolet truck, which turned up numerous chemicals and devices commonly used to manufacture meth.

After consent to search the home was granted, officers located numerous items used to make meth, along with a shake-and-bake apparatus containing ingredients from a burned barrel outside the residence.

Jermain is set to appear for a disposition hearing on Nov. 20 at 8 a.m., in front of Associate Circuit Judge Victor Head. Brooks is set to appear at the same time for an indigency hearing.

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