Putnam County couple arrested on variety of drug charges
Police response to a reported domestic disturbance in rural Greencastle has resulted in the arrest of a Putnam County couple, Indiana State Police at Putnamville have reported.
Authorities including State Police troopers and Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies were dispatched to 1410 E. U.S. 40 for a reported domestic disturbance at about 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
When officers arrived, they were greeted by occupant Alina M. Izaguirre.
The 46-year-old Izaguirre led officers to believe that a loud phone argument had been the issue and no one else was in the home.
However, as officers continued to investigate further, they noticed what appeared to be marijuana smoking pipes on a nearby table and found 39-year-old Bryan L. Polster hiding in a bedroom.
Additional investigation revealed multiple items of paraphernalia associated with both marijuana and methamphetamine, additional marijuana, small amounts of methamphetamine, syringes, an electronic scale, small baggies and miscellaneous other items associated with controlled substances throughout the home.
Officers also located a suspected marijuana plant growing on the porch.
Both occupants were taken into custody and incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail.
Drugs seized were approximately one gram of methamphetamine, approximately 49 grams of marijuana, and one marijuana plant.
Alina M. Izaguirre, Greencastle, was arrested on charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, dealing in marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.
Bryan L. Polster, Greencastle, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance and a body attachment warrant from Putnam County.
The case was investigated by ISP Trooper Jonathan Cumbie with assistance from ISP Trooper David Cox Jr. and Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies Steve Smith and Matt Biggs.