On Monday, the Northeast Enforcement Team, with the assistance of the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two brothers, Joseph M. Reeson and Jonathan M. Reeson, for Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine and Delivery of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine. Both subjects were arrested at a residence located in the 1800 block of Skeels Street in Sheridan, where the two were staying in a travel trailer.
Following their arrest, a search warrant was executed on the travel trailer and two vehicles related to the Reeson brothers. During the search, materials related to the suspected manufacture of methamphetamine were located and seized, along with an active “one pot” or “shake and bake” style suspected methamphetamine lab.
A “one pot” or shake and bake” style methamphetamine lab is a process where the necessary precursors are put in one vessel, which is then shaken - causing a chemical reaction. The Sheridan Fire Department was contacted and provided equipment and support while agents processed the lab.
Additionally, on Tuesday, NEET and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michele E. Mangan, the mother of Joseph and Jonathan Reeson, for Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance/Methamphetamine. Mangan had also been staying in the 1800 block of Skeels Street, Sheridan, but was located and arrested at a local convenience store.
The arrests and search warrant execution were related to an eight month-long investigation by NEET into the three’s involvement in procuring materials needed to manufacture methamphetamine and the manufacture of methamphetamine. Following their arrest, all three individuals were transported to the Sheridan County Detention Center where they were held pending formal charges by the Sheridan County Attorney’s Office.
Following the processing of the suspected methamphetamine lab, the left over materials were turned over to a HazMat disposal company, under contract with United States Drug Enforcement Agency, for disposal.