(PAOLI) – On Monday, Paoli Police Department officers received an anonymous tip regarding a significant quantity of methamphetamine being trafficked into Orange County for distribution by two Washington County residents.
According to Paoli Police Sgt. Tyler Phillips, officers initiated an investigation and determined the suspects were driving a 2006 black Ford F150.
On Tuesday at 3:54 a.m. Paoli Police 0fficers located that truck and initiated a traffic stop on US 150 East, near the Grease Gravy Road intersection.
Officers obtained consent to search the vehicle and located 21.2 grams of meth under the driver’s seat.
Police arrested 59-year-old Terry Baylor and 47-year-old Ronda Baylor, both of Salem, on a Level 2 felony charge of dealing meth.
Both were transported to the Orange County Jail.
Their vehicle was towed from the scene by Magner’s Towing.
“Officers are following up to determine if the vehicle is eligible for forfeiture,’ says Sgt. Phillips. “In the event it is, a forfeiture request will be submitted to the Orange County Prosecutor’s Office.”
“These arrests stand to reflect the Paoli Police Department’s strong commitment to bringing justice to those who distribute these dangerous drugs in our town and to our citizens,” Sgt. Taylor added. “We are and will remain determined to disrupt the sale of methamphetamine and other dangerous drugs within the Town of Paoli. We continue to work closely with our local law enforcement partners to investigate, arrest, and criminally hold those accountable for committing illegal drug offenses within Paoli and throughout Orange County.”
Anyone with information or those who witness suspicious activity within the Town of Paoli are encouraged to report the activity to the Paoli Police Department by calling 812-723-2836. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. If desired, tips can remain anonymous.