Forest Co. Man's Shopping Habits Become Red Flag to Drug Investigators

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

One person has been charged and two others facing charges in Forest County after they're accused of purchasing bulk quantifies of Pseudoephedrine for the suspected purpose of making meth.

An investigation began in October 2013 after sheriff's department learned Shandon Tallier, 35, David Tallier, 33, and Lindsey Collins, 29, were often being blocked when attempting to purchase cold medicine due to exceeding the Federal purchase amount of 7.5 grams in 30 days. According to the criminal complaint Shandon Tallier had been blocked at least 20 times during the past year.

According court documents the suspects would purchase Pseudoephedrine from multiple locations in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois. Pseudoephedrine is a precursor chemical needed to cook methamphetamine. According to court documents, David and Shandon Tallier purchased Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine on more than 50 occasions in 2013. Investigators say Collins made 30 purchases of ephedrine or Pseudoephedrin in 2013. Investigators say she had been blocked at least six times from making additional purchases due to the federal law governing the amount that can be purchased in a 30-day period.

Collins and David Tallier were arrested June 23 after leaving a Walgreens in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

Shandon Tallier was arrested June 25 in Laona. He's charged with manufacturing meth, conspiracy to manufacture meth, soliciting another person to purchase Pseudoephedrine and maintaining a drug trafficking place. Tallier is in custody in the Forest County Jail.

Collins is in the Forest County Jail awaiting criminal charges. David Tallier is in custody in the Dickinson County Jail in Iron Mountain, Michigan.

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