A traffic stop early Tuesday morning landed two Texas residents in the Putnam County Jail on charges relating to the sale of marijuana.
Adan Hernandez, 38, and Noemi Villareal, 59, both of Palmview, Texas, were booked into the jail at 3:45 a.m. on charges of dealing in marijuana, (more than 10 pounds) and conspiracy to deal marijuana.
Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Simmons, assisted by fellow Deputy Craig Sibbitt, stopped the vehicle near the eastbound 39-mile marker of Interstate 70 shortly after 2 a.m.
Specific details about the stop were not available as of Tuesday afternoon, but Chief Deputy Tom Helmer told the Banner Graphic approximately 70 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle.
The drugs have an estimated street value of $69,000.
Helmer said Drug Enforcement Administration officials were at the sheriff's department on Tuesday morning, so it is unclear if the pair will face federal or county charges in the matter.
Sheriff's deputies recently worked the following four accidents:
* On Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7:55 a.m. Andrea Eccles, 39, Poland, was eastbound on State Road 42 just west of County Road 1200 South in a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica when she lost control of the vehicle in a curve due to wet pavement.
The vehicle left the south side of the road and hit several small trees. Deputy Donnie Pettit estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.
* On Friday, Dec. 14 at 3:12 p.m. Marilyn D. Westfall, 40, Brazil, was southbound on U.S. 231, approaching U.S. 40 in a 1999 Chrysler 300M.
Lisa N. Reutemann, 26, Greencastle, was trying to turn into the northbound lane from the Marathon station on the west side of the road in a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.
Reutemann did not see Westfall's vehicle and pulled into her path, causing a collision.
Deputy Jon Chadd estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.
* On Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 a.m. Steve Martin, 48, Rockville, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2004 Ford F250 when he hit a deer.
Deputy Pettit estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.
* On Monday, Dec. 17 at 9:31 p.m. Stephanie C. Brubeck, 24, Brazil, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu when she failed to maintain her lane of travel and crossed left of center.
Brubeck said she did not know how her vehicle came to rest facing south on the southbound shoulder of the road.
Investigation by Deputy Dwight Simmons revealed the car made light contact with the guardrail on the southbound side of the roadway with the driver's side rear bumper.
The vehicle continued to skid northbound until it came to rest against a small tree, which damaged the passenger side door and outside rearview mirror.
No injuries were reported and the vehicle was driven from the scene.
Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.
A Walmart employee is facing theft charges following his arrest Monday afternoon at the Greencastle superstore, City Police reported.
Codie Crockett, 18, Greencastle, was lodged in the Putnam County Jail at 3:28 p.m. Monday on charges of theft and violation of probation following his arrest by Officer Jeff Modlin.
Authorities allege Crockett took $369.96 in cash from the tire and lube department cash register.
At 4:31 p.m. Sunday, a 34-year-old Greencastle man was arrested at the Greencastle McDonald's on four charges.
Robert Cale was lodged in the Putnam County Jail following his arrest by Capt. Mike Hanlon and Officer Darrel Bunten on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of stolen property, maintaining a common nuisance and driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.
Two people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.
* On Friday, Dec. 14 at 11:45 p.m. Melissa Ann Miller, 34, Greencastle, was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a syringe.
* On Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 a.m. Brittney Nichole Byrd, 22, Sullivan, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated.
Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.
Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.
Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.