Three Arrested on Drug Charges in Mitchell

(MITCHELL) – Three people were arrested on drug charges early Friday morning after police were called about a noise complaint in the 610 block of West Warren Street in Mitchell.

When Mitchell Police officers arrived and stepped on the porch they heard people arguing inside the apartment.

Melissa Phillips

Police knocked on the door and 56-year-old Melissa Phillips answered and invited the officers inside.

Shade Graves

Officers found 48-year-old Shadd Graves and 63-year-old Jackie Bundy inside the apartment.

Jackie Bundy

Officers knew Graves was wanted on a warrant in Lawrence County.

While speaking with Bundy, officers noticed a syringe and a spoon containing a white powdery substance on the table in front of Bundy and Phillips. Both Bundy and Phillips said the syringe was not theirs.

ISP Trooper Cody Brown detained Shadd on the warrant and found a controlled substance in his pockets.

Shadd was arrested on the warrant and charged of possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Mitchell Police officers were given consent to search the apartment and found another syringe. Both syringes field-tested positive for meth.

Both Bundy and Phillips were arrested.

Bundy is facing charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Phillips is facing charges of possession of meth, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.

During a search of Phillips’ pockets police found a clear baggie that contained pills that Phillips did not have a prescription for.

Phillips told police someone must have put those in her pocket.