The Booneville woman and California man implicated in the largest methamphetamine bust in Logan County history have been charged as habitual offenders.
Kristopher Stump, 38, of Fresno, Calif., and Jessica Marie Dibble, 30, of Booneville were arrested last month after a 15th Judicial District Drug Task Force investigation. They are charged with possession of methamphetamine with purpose to deliver, a Class A felony, use of possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture methamphetamine, a Class B felony, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance believed to be marijuana.
Dibble faces an additional Class B felony charge for the alleged activity occurring within 1,000 feet of a certified drug free zone, according to court documents.
The habitual offender designation, court documents state, are due to both defendants having been previously convicted of at least two felonies.
The larger, Class A, felony stems from possession of more than 10 but less than 200 grams of methamphetamine. Initially, officials said the two were in possession of 354 grams, 12.5 ounces, of a substance believed to be methamphetamine which was seized through the execution of a search warrant at a Happy Lane address in Booneville on July 19.
DTF Director Joe Patterson said the arrests came through a suspicion the two were involved in transporting the illegal drug into Logan County from California. Officials also estimated the value of the drug between $35,000 and $38,000.
Dibble and Stump were held in the jail in Booneville in lieu of a $150,000 bond while awaiting the formal filing of charges. They were then transported to the Logan County Detention Center in Paris.