Two suspects are out on their own recognizance following a traffic stop in the early morning hours of June 19.
At approximately 3:50 a.m. on US 41 just north of Attica an Indiana State Police Trooper monitoring traffic stopped a 2007 Hyundai Tucson driven by Randell S. Shipp, 47, Indianapolis. During the stop, Trooper Kevin Jeffries suspected criminal activity and requested back-up from Attica Police Department, according to the news release.
Following an inspection of the vehicle, APD Officer Alden Hohenstein and K-9 Niko found the presence of drugs. Trooper Jeffries had Shipp and his passengers all of Indianapolis exit the vehicle during the search. Shipp and Ann Marie Kingery, 46, were held briefly in the Warren County Jail, and have since been released.
For Kingery the preliminary charges are possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony; possession of a syringe, level 6 felony; possession of legend drug, level 6 felony; residential entry, level 6 felony; theft, a misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, B misdemeanor; possession of paraphernalia, C misdemeanor.
For Shipp, the preliminary charges are possession of legend drug, level 6 felony; residential entry, level 6 felony and theft, a misdemeanor.
Amber N. Watt, 30, had a preliminary charge of possession of a legend drug, level 6 felony; and Alonzo J. Drake, 32, had a preliminary charge of possession of a legend drug, level 6 felony.
According to correctional officer Chase Clark, Watt and Drake met with the Warren County judge and were released on June 24.
Shipp posted bond June 24 and Kingery was released on her own recognizance also on June 24. The investigation is still ongoing.
Assisting at the scene was the Indiana State Police, Beedles Towing of Attica, Fountain County Sheriff's Department, Warren County Sheriff's Department and the Warren County Prosecutor's office.