JAY – A Grove woman has been arrested and charged with allegedly purchasing enough cold tablets to manufacture methamphetamines.

Alecia Michelle Rose, 27, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, reckless distribution of ephedrine/pseudoephedrine and unlawful possession  of drug paraphernalia.

In a probable cause affidavit filed by Drug Task Force Captain Ron Teel, he made contact with Rose at her home as she was moving items from the house to her car. A background check on Rose showed she had purchased over the state limit of 9 grams of pseudoephedrine for the month of June.

Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputy drug dog officer Mark Berry was contacted as well as Grove Police officer Ryan Riemann.

According to the affidavit, Deputy Berry talked to Rose on a follow up from talking to her on a previous occasion based on information that she and her boyfriend had been purchasing pseudoephedrine to possibly use it to manufacture methamphetamines. Rose told the officers she had purchased the cold tablets several times and gave them to her boyfriend who would leave the home and return later.

In an interview by Deputy Berry, Rose admitted that she had gone with her boyfriend to another Grove residence and gave the cold tablets to Steven Christopher Stewart, recently arrested for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamines.

During the booking process, what field tested positive for marijuana and cigarette papers were found on her person by jailers.

Rose was placed under arrest and transported to the Delaware County jail where she was later released on a $11,250 bond. She will return to district court on November 11 at 9:30 a.m.