(LOOGOOTEE) – On Sunday, ISP Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents conducted a traffic stop on Nicholas J. Guy, on Highway 50 near Loogootee, for a vehicle and moving violation.
During an inventory of the vehicle, Trooper Lents located several controlled substance pills, along with a crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for meth. Guy was arrested.
Due to intelligence gained through ongoing investigations conducted by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies paired with Trooper Lents to conduct an interagency investigation and requested the assistance of Martin County Prosecutor, Aureola Wright, to apply for a search warrant of Guy’s home.
While Trooper Lents applied for the search warrant, Martin County Deputies Rob Lents and Johnathan Wells secured the property at 1553 US Highway 50, where Guy was living.
The search warrant for the property was granted by the Martin County Circuit Court Judge Lynne E. Ellis.
ISP Trooper Lents, Deputy Lents, and Deputy Wells were joined by ISP Troopers Steve Nolan and T.J. Henning, along with Deputy Larry Gibson and K-9 Spike, and Reserve Deputy Cameron Ochs to assist with the execution of the search warrant.
Upon gaining entry to the residence, Russell Peek, another resident of the property was located inside and detained while Troopers and Deputies searched the home. During that search, K-9 Spike gave positive indications for the presence of narcotics throughout the residence and property.
Police seized more meth, marijuana, digital scales, and drug paraphernalia.
Police arrested 40-year-old Nicholas J. Guy and Russell L. Peck, both of Loogootee, on charges of possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.
Guy is also facing a charge of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.