PRINCETON — Two people were arrested on drug-related charges in separate incidents over the weekend, according to reports released Sunday evening by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.
Saturday night at 8:22 p.m., Bryce Jutzi received a report of a suspicious person trying to gain entry into one of the locked park buildings at Lafayette Park in Princeton. Jutzi and Princeton officers Matt Perry and Sgt. Steve McNeece went to the park and saw Trevor Henson, 30, of Mount Carmel, attempting to work on his overheated Buick sedan. While speaking with Henson, Deputy Jutzi believed he could be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant. During the investigation, a hypodermic needle was found during a pat down for weapons. Henson was taken into custody while the investigation was completed.
Police recovered a stolen Springfield 9 mm handgun and methamphetamines from inside Henson’s vehicle. He was booked at the Gibson County Jail on preliminary charges of theft of a firearm, possession of methamphetamines and possession of a hypodermic needle. He remains in custody with bond set at $2,500 cash.
At 5:46 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Garrett Tuley stopped a red 2020 Chevrolet Camaro for traveling 104 mph in a 60 mph zone on US 41 near County Road 225 North. Tuley identified the driver as Paige Devience, 24, of Chicago, Illinois. Tuley detected the odor of burnt Marijuana and began a roadside drug investigation.
Devience was booked on preliminary charges of reckless driving, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted $1,100 cash bond.
A passenger in the vehicle, Tydarius Washington, 22, of Orlando, Florida was also taken charged with possession of marijuana.
At 8:06 p.m. Friday, Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 report of a disturbance in the 10000 block of East County Road 125 South. Deputy Jutzi and Oakland City Officer John Pace were dispatched to the scene and tried to investigate the 911 call, but according to police, Larry Banks, 63, Oakland City, would not cooperate in the investigation due to his level of intoxication. Ultimately Jutzi took Banks into custody and he was charged with disorderly conduct. Banks has posted $550 bond.