The report of a suspicious vehicle Wednesday evening at the Speedway Gas Station in LaPaz ended with three individuals being arrested.
Marshall County Police were dispatched on May 31st, at approximately 7:40, to the Speedway Gas Station, 12908 U.S. 6 in LaPaz for a report of possible narcotic usage.
Arriving on the scene Marshall County Officers Wozniak, Bragg, and Templeman spoke to three subjects that were with an RV and passenger car. During the investigation, Canine Officer Templeman utilized his canine partner “Bear” for a free-air sniff around the exterior of the vehicles. The canine alerted to the presence of narcotic orders from the vehicles. The vehicles were searched, and the officers located approximately 24 grams of suspected methamphetamine packaged for sale, a small amount of suspected heroin, a controlled substance pill, and paraphernalia.
All three subjects were taken to the Marshall County Jail, 30-year-old Scott A Maricle, 37-year-old Stacy L. Reese, and 30-year-old Cody A Wearley all of Fort Wayne. They were booked in for Dealing methamphetamine as a Level 2 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 4 Felony, Legend Drug Deception as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Schedule I-IV Controlled Substance as an A Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia as an A Misdemeanor. Maricle, Reese, and Wearley were held with NO BONDs.
Assisting Marshall County Police at the scene was the Marshall County Humane Society.
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