Tip leads to active warrant arrest with new additional drug charges

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested after Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputies received information that 26-year-old Cody Powell, who was warranted on two active warrants was at a home in the 6000 block of State Road 60 West. 

Cody Powell

When police arrived at the home they were told Powell was in a bedroom at the end of the hall. Officers went to that bedroom and found Powell laying on a bed. Also on the bed police found several syringes, blood-soaked pieces of tissue. They also found a baggy that contained crystal meth and other syringes.

Powell resisted the officer’s attempt to handcuff him, however with the assistance of a second officer Powell was safely detained.

Police then seized less than 30 grams of marijuana, a small plastic baggy containing crystal meth mixed with fentanyl, and another baggy containing crystal meth. The two baggies together weighed 15.7 grams. Police also found a glass smoking pipe and a set of scales.

Powell was arrested on the two outstanding warrants and new charges of resisting arrest, possession of meth, possession of fentanyl possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.