Indiana Conservation Officers arrested a New Salisbury man this evening at Elk Creek Lake in Washington County on multiple charges; including possession of meth and carrying a gun without a license. He also gave police a fake name when asked.
Stanley Flannery, 55, 11614 HWY 135 NEW SALISBURY, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, False Informing, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Carrying a Handgun without a License. Shortly after 7:00 p.m. this evening, Indiana Conservation Officer Matt Pearcy was on patrol when he observed Flannery acting suspiciously near a secluded lake.
When asked for identification, Flannery initially provided a false name.
Flannery led Officer Pearcy to the woods to his makeshift campsite, where he continued acting very suspiciously.
During a pat-down of Flannery, Officer Pearcy ultimately discovered a loaded handgun, suspected methamphetamine, and paraphernalia.
Flannery was taken into custody, and it was discovered that he had multiple outstanding arrest warrants for drug dealing offenses.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.
All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.