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Three busted for meth in Belmont

DARLINGTON — A drug bust early Thursday at the Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park near Belmont led to the arrest of three people and the removal of two children from the home, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office.

Nicole A. Ruch, 38, and Christopher D. Vinson, 31, both of Platteville, were tentatively charged with felony child neglect following the execution of a search warrant on the trailer home at 30972 County XX, number 312, Town of Belmont.


Ruch and Vinson, along with another Platteville resident, James J. Cubit, 39, also face tentative felony charges of delivering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug-trafficking place. Cubit was also charged with felony possession of a Schedule II narcotic. Vinson was also charged with felony bail jumping. All three were charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were jailed pending court. 


The two children removed from the home with the assistance of Lafayette County Human Services have been placed with family, according to a news release from Sheriff Reg Gill.

Lafayette County deputies conducted the search at about 6:30 a.m. Thursday in coordination with the Stateline Area Narcotics Task Force, Gill reported. Platteville police and the Grant County Sheriff's Office assisted on scene.