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Tips lead to more drug-related arrests

Two Harrison County people were arrested last week on charges related to illegal drugs.
Paul R. Wallace, 44, of Corydon was arrested last Wednesday after police found methamphetamine, precursors and other drug paraphernalia at his residence.
Master Trooper Jackie Smith of the Indiana State Police said police and a representative from the adult probation department went to the home in Sunshine Terrace Mobile Home Park after receiving a tip that someone was manufacturing methamphetamine there.
‘We found numerous precursors there,’ said Smith. ‘And, the residence is within 1,000 feet of a church and school,’ which adds to the charges.
Smith said Wallace, who was on probation, was initially charged with possession of meth, possession of two or more precursors, possession of precursors with the intent to manufacture, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
Also last week, Nicole Schaffer, 28, of Palmyra was arrested by ISP troopers.
Smith said she was initially charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
‘We had received information of drug usage at the Schaffer residence,’ Smith said, which led to police obtaining a search warrant.
Police urge anyone with information about methamphetamine-related activity to call the local meth tip line: 738-9678.
Smith said police are receiving more and more reports of ‘trash’ labs.
‘As people become more educated about meth and what to look for, they are reporting more activity related to this deadly drug,’ Smith said.
There will be two community programs next month to help educate the public about methamphetamine. The April 24 programs, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 5:30 p.m., will be held at Lincoln Hills Christian Church in Corydon. Members of the Indiana State Police will be the presenters.