Latest news: 02-12-09
Child found crawling around drugs and needles
VINCENNES, IN - Several are arrested in Knox County on drug charges, as well as a mother arrested for child neglect.
Indiana State Police say six people were found in a home on North 3rd Street in Vincennes along with meth, marijuana, and hypodermic syringes.
Troopers say the drugs and needles were on the floor where a two year old was playing. The child's mother, Erin Trowbridge is charged with neglect of a dependent.
James Peters, Anissa Smith, Kevin Gilliatt, and two juveniles are arrested on drug charges.
The child was taken into protective custody.
Woman caught with meth worth $200K
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Nebraska State Patrol says a California woman is in a Lincoln jail after 11 pounds of methamphetamine was found in a car she was driving.
A trooper spotted a Buick Park Avenue following too closely along Interstate 80 near the 56th Street exit north of Lincoln just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins said the trooper was given consent to search the car and a drug dog was brought in. The dog detected the odor of the drugs and eight packages of meth were found in a false compartment between the backseat and trunk of the car, Collins said.
The estimated street value of the drugs is $200,000.
Gail Carey, 53, of Santa Ana, Calif., was booked into the Lancaster County Jail on a charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.
Bond reductions for suspects arrested in connection with dead baby, meth lab
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. - Bond reductions have been granted to four of the suspects arrested in a St. Elizabeth home after police found a dead baby and a meth lab. The fifth is scheduled to appear in March for case management.
All five suspects are charged with felony counts of possession and distribution of a controlled substance. The charges stem from an investigation last week after investigators received a tip from an informant of the alleged drug activity being conducted from a home in St. Elizabeth in rural Miller County.
Officers arrested Candice Burns, Emily Usnick, Belinda Voiles, Victoria Stark and John Pawelczak.
On Wednesday, Judge Ken Oswald reduced the bond for Burns and Stark from $500,000 to $35,000. Oswald also reduced Usnick and Voiles’ bond from $500,000 to $100,000. He did not lessen Pawelczak’s bond.
During the initial investigation, officers with the Miller County Sheriff’s Department and the Mid-MO Drug Task Force seized large amounts of methamphetamine and an inactive lab was found under a sink in the kitchen.
While searching the garage, officers discovered the corpse of a small infant placed in a plastic container inside the trunk of a car. Charges have not been filed relating to the infant but investigators said they expect additional charges once autopsy information is complete.
All five suspects will appear for case management in March and preliminary hearings are scheduled for April.