Arrests made in Marshall County after discovery of illegal drugs

Photo courtesy: Marshall County Police Department

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – Two people were arrested Thursday after police discovered drugs in the car they were driving, the Marshall County Police Department reported.

At 12:36 a.m., an officer found a male and female passed out in a Pontiac SUV at the Speedway Gas Station in Lapaz.

Once the two people woke up, Lapaz EMS arrived to evaluate them.

A police canine alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle, police said.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine, eight grams of heroin, a meth pipe, and controlled substance pills, officers said.

The male in the vehicle, 36-year-old Richard Perkinson Jr., was found to have an active parole warrant, reports said.

Perkinson faces the charges of dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a narcotic drug, and possession of paraphernalia, in addition to his active warrant, police said.

The female in the vehicle, 29-year-old Christene Shepherd, faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a narcotic drug, and possession of paraphernalia. Shepherd allegedly had more methamphetamine and paraphernalia in her possession while being searched at the jail, officers said.

Perkinson and Shepherd were both taken to the Marshall County Jail.

A mugshot for Perkinson is currently not available.

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