(GIBSON CO.) – Tuesday night, Indiana State Troopers Tanner Hurley and Alex Vennekotter initiated a criminal investigation after receiving a tip that illegal drugs were allegedly being sold from a residence located at 201 North Bittner Street in Owensville.
Troopers arrived at the residence at approximately 6:00 p.m. and identified the tenants as 23-year-old Ryan Bennett and 27-year-old Kristina Randall.
During a search of the residence, Troopers discovered a large plastic bag containing approximately 98 grams of plant like material that later tested positive for synthetic drugs.
Troopers also located a plastic container that contained more than 20 grams of an unknown powder like substance, drug paraphernalia, and a box of plastic baggies.
Bennett and Randall were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail. Bennett is currently being held without bond. Randall is currently being held on a $750 cash bond.
Bennett is facing charges of dealing in a Schedule 1 drug over 28 grams, a Class 2 felony and possession of a synthetic or look-alike drug with a prior conviction, a Class 6 felony
Randall is facing charges of possession of a synthetic or look-alike drug, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.