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3/7/2017 - Multiple possession charges for Greensburg man - Click here to print this information

A Greensburg man faces charges involving allegations of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor. 27-year old Lyle Friend was charged in Decatur County Superior Court on March 3rd. According to court documents, a Decatur County Sheriff's Department officer assisted at a traffic stop conducted by an Indiana Conservation Officer in the parking lot of Greensburg High School. The officer retrieved his K-9 and received a positive indication on the vehicle. The officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver told the officer that she did not consent. The officer stated that a K-9 indication was probable cause for search. At this point, the officer had the passenger, now known as the suspect, exit the vehicle. According to the police report, during the search it's alleged that the officer found an AWS-600 digital scale under the passenger seat and a purse in the back seat containing numerous small clear plastic zip bags. Upon moving to the driver's side, the officer observed two socks, which he discovered contained glass pipes. An MS-600 digital scale fell from under the front of the center console into the driver's floorboard. The officer removed one of the pipes and observed a blue plastic straw attached to one end and a substance believed to be methamphetamine in the bowl. After being read his Miranda rights, the suspect stated that he knew nothing about, and requested to see, the items. The suspect stated that the items did not belong to him. The suspect was then transported to the Decatur County Jail. When the officer returned to the Decatur County Sheriff's Department, it was discovered that the MS-600 digital scale had a white substance on the stainless steel scale. It's alleged that a field test of the substance showed a positive indication for methamphetamine.

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