Six people arrested on drug charges in Peru

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

A two week long criminal investigation by the Indiana State Police resulted in the arrests of six Peru residents.

Jennifer Brown, 39, Allen O’Malley, 39, Frank Stambaugh, 36, David Jones, 35, Whitney Stambaugh, 33, and Roger Edmondson Jr, 30, were taken to the Miami County Jail to face criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Whitney Stambaugh faces an additional charge for trafficking methamphetamine.

Investogstirs say while she was being booked into the Miami County Jail, methamphetamine was found hidden on her person.

Frank Stambugh has an additional charge for possession of methamphetamine, while Jones has an additional count for dealing methamphetamine.

State police troopers started an investigation after receiving a citizen’s tip about possible illegal drug activity occurring at a home in the 4600 block of South 50 West in rural Peru.

During the course of the investigation, officers developed enough probable cause to be issued a Miami Superior Court II search warrant for the residence.

During a search, officer allegedly found approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medication, syringes, and drug paraphernalia.

Officers also served Whitney Stambaugh with two arrest warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear from Wabash and Miami Counties.

Brown, O’Malley, Frank Stambuagh, Jones, and Edmondosn Jr were at the residence when the warrant was executed.

Anybody with information about illegal drug activity is encouraged to call the Indiana State Police Marijuana Tip Line at 1-888-873-1694.


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