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Yesterday evening, Troopers Hurley and Vennekotter initiated a criminal investigation after receiving a tip that illegal drugs were allegedly being sold from a residence located at 201 North Bittner Street in Owensville.

Troopers arrived at the residence at approximately 6:00 p.m. and identified the tenants as Ryan Bennett, 23, and Kristina Randall, 27.

During a search of the residence, Troopers discovered a large plastic bag containing approximately 98 grams of plant-like material that later tested positive for synthetic drugs.

Troopers also located a plastic container that contained over 20 grams of an unknown powder-like substance, drug paraphernalia, and a box of plastic baggies.

Bennett and Randall were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail. Bennett is currently being held without bond. Randall is currently being held on a $750 cash bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Ryan Bennett, 23, Owensville, IN

  1. Dealing in a Schedule 1 Drug over 28 grams, Class 2 Felony
  2. Possession of a Synthetic or Look-alike Drug with a Prior Conviction, Class 6 Felony 
  • Kristina Randall, 27, Owensville, IN

  1. Possession of a Synthetic or Look-alike Drug, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor

Arresting Officers: Trooper Tanner Hurley and Trooper Alex Vennekotter, Indiana State Police