Two arrested in Rochester on multiple drug charges

ROCHESTER, Ind. -- Indiana State troopers and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on multiple drug charges on Thursday morning.

Officers arrested Joseph Utter Jr, 33, and Shannyn Fritz, 28, after a conducting a search warrant at Utter's home in Rochester.

In the search, officers allegedly found methamphetamine, prescription medication, five firearms, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia.

Utter faces criminal charges including dealing meth, possession of meth, serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and neglect of a dependent.

Fritz was found at the home and was arrested on 8 alleged criminal charges.

Fritz’s charges include possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of marijuana and a charge for community corrections pretrial release violation.

Utter’s 3-year-old daughter was also found at the residence and was put in the care of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The street value for the meth found was $18,000.

They are incarcerated at the Fulton County Jail.

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