PIERCETON — Niccole Marie Paschall, 34, 604 W. Catholic St., Pierceton, was returned to the Kosicusko County Jail on new charges.
Paschall was arrested on April 21 on five charges, including a neglect of a dependent, a level 5 felony. Additional charges include dealing in methamphetamine, a level 3 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony; possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance, both level 6 felonies.
She was arrested Wednesday on charges of possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia.
While no details are yet available on the latest arrest, court documents state on April 21, police received information Sterling Templeton, who had a valid arrest warrant for parole violation, was residing at Paschall’s residence. Police were told Templeton arrived at the residence and a relative of Paschall was present with Paschall’s minor child. Templeton reportedly became angry that Paschall was not home with the child and took the child, telling the relative he was going to attempt to find the mother.
Police were told he left, stating he would be gone for 15 minutes, but after 45 minutes had not returned. While police were attempting to locate Templeton, officers observed a vehicle enter the driveway. Paschall was the lone occupant of the vehicle and spoke to police about Templeton’s location. While police were talking to Paschall she took a small clear plastic bag out of her purse and attempted to conceal the bag from officers. However, police recognized the bag as a way to carry and transport narcotics. Police asked to examine the bag and found residue of methamphetamine.
Paschall went inside the residence with a parole officer and due to her nervousness and uncooperative nature, was handcuffed for officer safety. Police were shown by Paschall where the remainder of the methamphetamine was located in the vehicle. Police found less than one gram. She also told police Templeton stays at the home and knows he has items inside, but was not sure what all was there. However, she refused to allow police to search the home.
While police were present, Templeton drove by the residence, and was stopped by police. Inside his vehicle they found four baggies containing meth, one baggie containing heroin, with a total weight of over 10 grams of meth. Waiving his rights, Templeton admitted to dealing/distributing the meth and selling two ounces of meth a week. He also admitted to being a member of the Aryan Brotherhood.
Obtaining a search warrant for the residence, police found nine grams of meth in a pouch Paschall had removed from her purse. The pouch additionally contained syringes, spoons with burnt residue and miscellaneous methamphetamine items. They also found $500 cash.
In a bedroom officers found a crystal like substance that tested positive for meth, weighing over 1 gram. Police also found numerous digital scales, syringes, plastic bags and Aryan Brotherhood gang related items. On the bed of the child, officers found a torch used for ingesting meth, syringes and other meth related items within reach of the child. In the garage police found two one-pot meth labs, precursors, and a prescription bill bottle containing meth.
Paschall was held on $20,250 cash bond on the April 21 charge and is being held on $5,000 surety and $250 cash bond on the latest charges.