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4 Arrested by ISP in LaPaz for Meth

December 7, 2017
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Meth_ArrestTroopers with the Indiana State Police arrested four individuals from the local area Tuesday afternoon.

Police were dispatched to the Speedway convenience store at old U.S. 31 and U.S. 6 about noon for a suspicious vehicle.  ISP troopers found a truck parked in the lot at the business with four people inside.  A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of Methamphetamine, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Arrested were 26 year old Christina M. Bartela of Nappanee, 26 year old Kayla A. Daugherty of Plymouth, 27 year old James A. McMichael Jr. of Plymouth and 34 year old Steven W. Moran Jr. of Bremen.

Bartela, Daugherty and McMichael were booked into the Marshall County Jail for Possession of Meth, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Visiting a Common Nuisance.  Bartela and Daugherty were given cash bonds of $1500 while McMichael was held on a $3,000 cash bond.

Steven W. Moran Jr. was booked in for Possession of Meth, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.  His cash bond was set at $1,500.

Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.