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Narcotics investigation leads to the arrest of six Peru residents

Recently, a two-week-long criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Troopers Steven Glass and Dustin Rutledge 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 incarcerated in 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.

Allegedly while she was being booked into the Miami County Jail methamphetamine was found hidden on her person. Frank Stambaugh has an additional charge for possession of methamphetamine, while Jones has an additional count for dealing methamphetamine.

Troopers Rutledge and Glass started an investigation after receiving a citizen’s tip about possible illegal drug activity occurring at a home on 4621 South 50 West, 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 subsequent search, an 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 Stambaugh, Jones, and Edmondosn Jr. were at the residence when the warrant was executed.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone who has 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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