Four Fulton County residents are jailed on multiple felony charges after police reportedly found active meth labs, drugs and paraphernalia in a home with four minor children located next to an elementary school. Officers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post Meth Enforcement Team, Fulton County Sheriffs Department and Rochester Police Department raided a home at 311 Fulton Avenue in Rochester.
Homeowners Blanford Tolbert, 37, and Summer Tolbert, 32, are each charged with maintaining a common nuisance, conspiracy to manufacture meth and neglect of a dependent. Officers reportedly found four minor children, ranging in age from 5 to 17, at the home. The couple has two other children who were not home at the time, according to police. All six are in state custody. Officers also arrested Emily Thompson, 22, and Calvin
Bridges, 32, both from Rochester. Thompson is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and reckless possession of drug paraphernalia. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana under 30 grams and visiting a common nuisance. Bridges faces four felony charges for manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of pre-cursors, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. He also had an active felony warrant for failure to appear in court for driving after having been deemed a habitual traffic violator.
The Tolbert’s home is located approximately 870 feet from Riddle Elementary School.