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Man Arrested On Drug And Public Nudity Charges On DNR Property
Updated April 2, 2015 7:07 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(WASHINGTON CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers arrested a Crothersville man Wednesday evening on several charges at the newly acquired Healthy Rivers Initiative (HRI) Austin Bottoms Conservation Area off State Road 256 in Washington County.

Police arrested 39-year-old Walter L. Barger Jr. on charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia and a charge of public nudity.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a conservation officer was routinely patrolling the area when he observed a suspicious vehicle occupied by a male and female.

During the encounter, Barger, who was observed in a state of nudity, allegedly threw a bag of meth out of the vehicle and also swallowed some contraband.

A further search of Barger's person revealed a glass pipe, in addition to more meth in his shoe. He was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.

Indiana Conservation Officers routinely patrol the state's DNR properties in an effort to ensure the safe use of their facilities and natural resources. Citizens are urged to report suspicious or criminal activity by calling Indiana Conservation Officers' Central Dispatch at (812) 837-9536.



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