(KMOV.com) -- The Warren County Sheriff’s Department has filed charges against eight suspects after an investigation led deputies to believe they were attempting to manufacture methamphetamine.
48-year-old Phyllis Wyhs, 40-year-old Gwena Veal, 38-year-old Tara Deornellas, 30-year-old Melanie Erwin, 20-year-old Samantha Hollaway, 20-year-old Shanae Parks, 19-year-old Brandon Boschert and 18-year-old Melanie Erwin are all charged with attempting to manufacture a controlled substance.
The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation by WCSD Lieutenant Scott Schoenfeld into suspects manufacturing, possessing, using and selling methamphetamine throughout Warren County.
Schoenfeld’s investigation focused on identifying and intercepting suspects gathering, purchasing, and sometimes stealing the necessary equipment and chemicals required to manufacture the illegal drug.
According to police, the investigation determined on April 9, 2013 all eight suspects were gathering pseudoephedrine pills for the purpose of supplying to a third person knowing they would be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
All eight are being held on a bond of $25,000 each.