(CLARKSVILLE) – A man and woman wanted by U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma were arrested on the warrants as well as additional drug charges on Tuesday as they stopped at a local Walmart.
Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Marshals contacted the Indiana State Police (ISP) Drug Enforcement Section and the All Crimes Policing Squad in Sellersburg with information that a California couple wanted on warrants out of Oklahoma were possibly in the city of Clarksville.
Marshals provided a description of both subjects and a vehicle description along with a possible location. Shortly after arriving in the area, ISP units, along with K9 Riggs, located the subjects in their vehicle in the Clarksville Walmart parking lot.
After confirming their identity, both subjects were taken into custody on the warrants; however, a subsequent investigation led to officers requesting a search warrant for the vehicle. That investigation uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana, and paraphernalia. Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Clark County Jail to await extradition on the Oklahoma warrants.
Police arrested 50-year-old Tom Baker, of Corona, California, and 69-year-old Linda Swift, of Artois, California.
Both are facing charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and both are wanted on an Oklahoma warrant for dangerous drugs.