Clark County Deputies arrested Clayton Allen for trafficking in drugs on Wednesday morning. ANDY GRIMM | PHOTO

On January 24, 2018 the Clark County Sheriff's Office executed two separate narcotic search warrants at two locations based on complaints of suspected drug activity reported in the county. The address of the search warrants were 807 West Washington Street and 1001 Langdale Avenue in the City of New Carlisle.

After receiving numerous complaints, in regards to possible drug activity, at these residences an investigation ensued with the request for a search warrant, and the execution of the search warrant was completed on this date.

Location 1001 Langdale Avenue

Upon executing the search warrant, investigators recovered evidence of drug paraphernalia, and various items that will be investigated with additional charges pending. Two individuals, Christine Howard and Michael Fulwiler, were located in the residence and have been charged and booked into the Clark County Jail. Christine Howard was charged with Obstructing Justice due to her actions on scene and Michael Fulwiler was charged with Obstructing Justice, Resisting Arrest, and Drug Paraphernalia. They will appear in court on Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Location 807 West Washington

Upon executing the search warrant, investigators recovered evidence of drug paraphernalia, prescription medication, methamphetamine, and other evidence of trafficking in drugs. Three individuals, Clayton Allen, Patricia Brown, and Darrell Brown, were located in the residence and have been charged. Clayton Allen was charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Drugs and currently is booked into the Clark County Jail and will appear in court on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Patricia Brown was charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Permitting Drug Abuse. Darrell Brown was charged with one count of Permitting Drug Abuse. Both were ordered into court on Thursday, January 25, 2018.


Four people are in jail after the Clark County Sheriff’s Department executed two search warrants in the City of New Carlisle Wednesday morning.

Deputies searched houses on the 800 block of W. Washington and the 1000 block of Langdale shortly before 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. “Their paths cross, but they’re not exactly related” said Major Andy Reynolds with the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.

According to Reynolds, a woman hid in the garage while law enforcement attempted to serve the Langdale address. She has been arrested and charged with felony obstruction of justice. Major Reynolds did not have the of the name of the suspect nor any additional information regarding the Langdale address as Deputies are still searching the residence.

Major Reynolds was able to confirm that Clayton Allen was arrested for trafficking in drugs at the address on W. Washington St. Allen’s parents, whose names were not given at this time, were also arrested and charged with permitting drug use. “We were here 9 months ago for the exact same thing. We told (the parents) then that this has got to stop, and it hasn’t” said Reynolds, “so we’re taking the parents to jail today too.”

An unknown amount of “meth” was discovered in the Washington St. residence, along with a bullet-proof vest.

The Clark County Health Department was called and donned body suits and vented masks to inspect the living conditions of the home. “The Health District is currently reviewing the City of New Carlisle ordinances in regard to residential solid waste accumulations, pest control, and odor” said Larry Shaffer, R.S., Director of Environmental Health at the Clark County Combined Health District. “We expect to complete our review this week.”

Lieutenant Kristopher Shultz stated that the search warrants stemmed from a combination of the community filing complaints on the house, and a continued investigation by the Sheriff’s Department.

The New Carlisle News will update this story as more information becomes available.


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