Mitchell Police find man dumpster diving and make drug arrest

MITCHELL – An Indianapolis man was arrested Thursday after Mitchell Police officers were requested to a home at 701 West Main Street after a report of a suspicious person going through the dumpsters at Regenerations. 

Nicholas Stroud

When officers arrived they found 40-year-old Nicholas Stroud near the dumpster. Officers said Stroud was “extremely nervous”. Stroud had removed several items from the dumpster.

Stroud told an officer he had permission to be there but couldn’t give the officer the name of the person who had granted him permission to be there. 

Police noted Stroud was acting “very erratic in his speech and stumbled on his words”.  

When asked if Stroud had anything illegal in his pockets he replied, “I got some stuff in my right pocket”.

In his right pocket, offices located a small black drawstring pouch that contained a blue tubular device with meth residue, and a small plastic baggie that contained 4 plastic baggies containing crystal meth. 

Stroud was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.

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