KOSCIUSKO — Two people are facing drug charges after the female called the police and claimed she was being held against her will. When police arrived she said that bicycles were surrounding the vehicle and she felt they were preventing her from exiting the vehicle.
Both Rebekah Ashley Norman, 26, 536 Clinic Court, Warsaw; and Reuben Scott Parker, 32, 5113 E. Old Road 30, Pierceton; are being charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.
On Sept. 29, Kosciusko County dispatch received a call from a female claiming she was being held in a vehicle without her consent by Parker. An officer with the Winona Lake Police Department was able to locate a truck matching the provided description.
Parker was identified as the driver and Norman was identified as the passenger. Norman told the officer that they were at a gas station and there were bicycles around the vehicle. She told the officer she felt like the bicycles were preventing her from exiting the vehicle so she called the police.
The officer then spoke with Parker. While speaking with Parker, the officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle and conducted a vehicle search.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the officer discovered a butane lighter, two smoking devices with methamphetamine reside, a cut straw, digital scales and a bag of marijuana.
Both Norman and Parker were booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Sept. 29. They both have initial hearings scheduled for Oct. 18.