MITCHELL – Four people were arrested Saturday after a Mitchell police officer conducted a “trash pull” at 106 Dale Street in Mitchell.
A “trash pull” is where an officer armed with a search warrant goes through the trash and or premises at a location looking for evidence of illegal drug use.
On Saturday at 7:08 p.m. Mitchell Police officers and a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy served the search warrant.
When officers arrived, two went to the side door of the home and a Mitchell Police officer went to the front door.
Officers announced their presence numerous times and were unsuccessful to get a response.
Officers entered the home.
Inside the home, officers found 26-year-old Mallory Baker, 35-year-old Shannon Hardin, 40-year-old Travis Barlow, and 28-year-old Adam Swartz. Officers detained all four individuals.
Barlow admitted to officers they may find marijuana in the home when officers questioned him.
He then stated he had a baggie containing about half an ounce of meth or less in his pocket. Police say the baggie contained 13.40 grams of meth.
During a search of the home, police found marijuana, syringes, Xanax, digital scales, several clear baggies, a glass smoking pipe, and a loaded 9mm pistol.
“Travis stated he had been wanting to stop dealing methamphetamine, as well as get rid of all the illicit items from his residence. Travis stated he planned on doing this for a while but never got around to it.”
Barlow faces charges of dealing and possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Baker, Swartz, and Hardin will face a charge for visiting a common nuisance.