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On January 25th, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. and the ISP Drug Enforcement Section conducted three investigations that led to two (2) Lawrence County residents being arrested for dealing methamphetamine. They seized over 3 ounces of methamphetamine throughout the course of the day. 

ISP was assisted by the Mitchell Police Department.

Around 2:00 pm, Trp. Caleb Garvin conducted a traffic stop on 39th Street, near Washington Avenue, for a traffic infraction.

He observed indicators of criminal activity and requested a canine. 

Trp. Richard Klun deployed his canine, Loki, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed the driver, Kayla N. Perry (26) of Bedford was in possession of 29 grams of methamphetamine.

Kayla N. Perry

She was arrested for dealing methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony) and possession of methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony). 

Perry was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail.

Around 3:30 pm, ISP DES Detectives, Sgt. Greg Day, Troopers Chris Griggs and Chance Humphrey executed a search warrant at a residence on Stevens Street in Mitchell after a lengthy investigation into possible methamphetamine dealing.

The suspect was not home at the time, but evidence of drug dealing was recovered. Charges are expected to be sought on the suspect for dealing and possession of methamphetamine. 

Mitchell PD Officer Ryan Duckett assisted ISP with this investigation.

At approximately 4:00 pm, Trooper Matt Hatchett conducted a traffic stop along SR 450, near SR 158, on a red HR Hummer for a traffic violation. He immediately detected indicators of criminal activity.

Trp. Klun again deployed his canine, Loki, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle.

Joseph D. Neal (43) of Springville was found to be in possession of 57 grams of methamphetamine. He was arrested for dealing methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony) and possession of methamphetamine (Level 3 Felony). 

Joseph D. Nea

Neal was incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. Your tip can remain anonymous. 

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.