GREENE CO. – On Thursday, at approximately 11:50 a.m., an Indiana State Police senior trooper responded to a church parking lot in Owensburg regarding a suspicious vehicle.
Upon arriving on the scene, the trooper located a silver Ford Taurus matching the description parked at the church with two people sitting in the vehicle.
They were identified as 35-year-old Phillip Magness Jr. and 35-year-old Brandon G. Kinsey, both from Spencer.
The inquiry quickly turned into a criminal investigation when the trooper noticed alleged signs of drug use among the two males along with Magness Jr. having an active warrant from Monroe County.
The trooper and his K-9 partner, Loki, continued the investigation and found meth, syringes, and other drug paraphernalia in both men’s possession.
Magness Jr. was transported to Greene County Jail while Kinsey was taken to Monroe County Hospital for medical clearance and then to the Greene County Jail.
Kinsey and Magness Jr. face charges of possession of meth, possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia
Kinsey is also facing a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.
Senior Trooper Richard Klun and Loki were assisted by Probationary Trooper Curtis Wilder and Greene County Sheriff Deputy Harvey Holt.
Anyone with knowledge of illegal drug activity is requested to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411, all calls are confidential.