Drug investigation takes meth and other drugs off the streets

KNOX CO.- On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, and the Putnamville State Police Post A.C.E.S. (All Crimes Enforcement Section) arrested an Oaktown resident after conducting a drug investigation. 

Blaine Phipps

ISP received information that 30-year-old Blaine Phipps was dealing methamphetamine, narcotics, and marijuana in, and around, the Knox and Sullivan County areas.

Troopers went to Phipps residence on Wolfe Avenue in Oaktown. Phipps gave consent for his residence to be searched. During the course of the residence being searched officers discovered two pounds of meth, one pound of marijuana, two and a half-pound of K2, a sawed-off shotgun, numerous THC vape cartridges, and several prescription pills.

Evidence was seized from the home.

Once the investigation was complete, Putnamville troopers arrested Phipps and transported him to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held without bond on charges of dealing and possession of meth, dealing and possession of marijuana, dealing in a Schedule I controlled substance, dealing in a look-alike substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at 765-653-5272, all calls are confidential and could save a life.