Odd investigation has yet to produce arrest in city case

Thursday, February 25, 2016

An investigation that began as an odd situation has only proceeded to become stranger by the moment.

The incident began when Greencastle firefighters were called to 10 Frazier St. shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

What's unusual about that is the residence is all-electric, so no natural gas was being used there.

However, when Greencastle City Police Officers Charles Inman and Matt Huffman responded to assist with what was ultimately deemed a carbon monoxide investigation, they reportedly spotted alleged contraband in plain view.

Those items included a large quantity of the synthetic drug "Spice," known by the street name Damiana, scales, an open box of ammunition and a handgun holster, according to a report City Police posted on their Facebook page earlier this week although no one had been arrested, appeared in court or was even entered into the court system at the time.

Nonetheless, the suspects residing in the home are expected to be charged in the incident. However, as of presstime Thursday night, no warrant had been issued in the case.

Further investigation by GPD officers revealed approximately 1.7 pounds of Spice with a street value of approximately $3,562, and multiple handguns inside the residence.

It was also determined that both suspects are reportedly convicted violent felons.

One suspect is expected to other face only misdemeanor charges of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid (spice), a misdemeanor regardless of the amount, and reckless possession of paraphernalia. Misdemeanor charges are addressed not by arrest but by being summoned into court.

The other suspect, facing a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, is subject to arrest.

A probable cause affidavit has been turned over to the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office and is expected to be filed in court on Friday morning.

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