A recent disturbance complaint lead to the arrest two people on drug possession charges.
About 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, the sheriff’s department responded to Keswick Road concerning a report that Glennis L. Anderson, 46, was reportedly causing a disturbance, according to a Whitley County Sheriff’s Department release.
Deputy Jonas Saunders recognized Anderson as the driver of a passing vehicle, and alerted Deputy E.J. Miller and provided a vehicle description.
When Miller attempted to stop the vehicle, it exited the roadway and got stuck in a ditch, according to the release.
“In plain view was a pipe in the center console area, and Anderson was confirmed to have multiple warrants for his arrest. A bag containing several pills believed to be Neurontin was also found in the console area,” the release stated.
The passenger, Allison Carpenter, 33, was also detained during the investigation.
Saunders found a plastic bag on the ground containing what’s believed to be methamphetamine where she had been standing, according to the release.
Carpenter was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anderson was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, no vehicle insurance, no operator’s license, having an improper registration plate and having no/expired registration plates. He was also served with several warrants for non-payment of fines, failure to appear and contempt of court.
Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.
Anderson pleaded guilty to all six of his most recent charges during a hearing Monday morning in Whitley District Court.
Judge Fred White sentenced Anderson to a 180-day jail sentence, but he agreed to probate that jail sentence for two years on the condition that Anderson have no further violations of the law during that time period.
White also fined Anderson $650 and ordered him to pay court costs.
Anderson is still being held in jail. Jail records don’t indicate any bond or hearing date has been set in two circuit court contempt of court cases.
Carpenter appeared in court Monday, but agreed to have her preliminary hearing postponed until Nov. 6.
She is being held in jail without bond on a probation violation charge, and in lieu of a $5,000 fully secured bond in the most recent case connected to a 2016 case, according to the detention center’s website.
She pleaded not guilty to the drug possession and drug paraphernalia possession charges during a hearing Thursday.