CLAYPOOL — Police who were acting on a tip and attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant allegedly found a Claypool man with drugs, adding to the existing charges.
Christopher Dwight Spangle, 33, 110 S. Main St., No. 13, Claypool is charged with dealing in methamphetamine, a level 4 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor. He was booked April 26 on $10,500 surety and cash bond.
According to the police report, officers from the Claypool Police Department had knowledge of a warrant for Spangle and received word about his whereabouts. Police say when they arrived at the reported address, they received permission to search the residence and found Spangle, who was then arrested.
Police said in the affidavit of probable cause that Spangle gave police permission to search the room in which he was staying.
While apprehending Spangle, police reported first smelling the odor of burning marijuana and found a plastic container with marijuana and a smoking device in it.
Police also found a smoking device that Spangle said was used to smoke methamphetamine; a glass smoking device and glass container that both contained methamphetamine; a metal container that held a plastic bag with methamphetamine; 25 plastic bags that police say are used to package methamphetamine; two funnels; a metal grinder that police say contained marijuana; and a scales that police reported had methamphetamine on it, court documents said.
Police reported that the total weight of methamphetamine found at the arrest was 2.85 grams.
Spangle is due in Kosciusko County Circuit Court on May 16 at 8:15 a.m. for an initial hearing.