Two arrested after police find drugs

MITCHELL – Two people were arrested Tuesday night after a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy noticed a red Chevrolet Cavalier that had an inoperable license plate light.

The officers stopped the vehicle in the Mitchell Marathon gas station near the gas pumps.

Kyle Stewart

The driver was 42-year-old Kyle Stewart with a female passenger, 37-year-old Sarah Deckard in the vehicle. 

Sarah Deckard

Other officers arrived on the scene and reported Stewart was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Lawrence County.

Stewart was detained.

Police found a two plastic baggies inside Stewart’s pocket. One plastic baggie contained crystal meth and the second baggie police found nine syringes.

Police say they detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the backseat of the vehicle. Police found a round container that contained THC wax in a wooden box in the backseat.

Officers then found a digital scale in the driver’s seat.

Deckard was wanted on a warrant in Marion County and she was detained. Police learned that Deckard was also reported as a missing person, but she told police she had been in contact with her family.

In the trunk of the vehicle officers located glass smoking devices with meth residue, two syringes, broken pieces  of various glass smoking devices, marijuana inside a plastic container.

Deckard said the items in the vehicle belonged to Stewart and he agreed.

Stewart then told police they would find a “bud of marijuana”  near the gear shift between the front seat  and front passenger seat of the vehicle.

Inside a safe found inside the vehicle, officers found two additional syringes filled with meth and a plastic baggie that contained crystal meth.

Police seized more than 5.84 grams of meth. Deckard was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Stewart was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on a warrant for leaving the scene of an accident.

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