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

Five 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.

Upon executing the search warrant on Langdale, deputies 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.

Upon executing the search warrant on W. Washington St., 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.

“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.”

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.

 

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