Meth Charges

By: News Release
Oct 30th, 2018

On 10/29/18 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 112 ½ S Vine Street Apartment B. After a drug investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for a suspected drug trafficking operation going on. With the assistance of the West Union Police the warrant was executed and two people were taken into custody.

Ryan James Smith, age 25 and Erika Nichole Pipkin, age 30 both of West Union were charged with Child Endangerment exposure of Methamphetamine, a Class “D” felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Aggravated Misdemeanor and possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor. Deputies found methamphetamine in reach of a two year old child in the home so the Department of Human Services had to be called to assist. DHS removed the child and opened their own investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be filed and more arrests are possible.