Search warrant leads to multiple drug charges
The Indiana State Police, English Town Marshal and Marengo Deputy Town Marshal executed a search warrant Feb. 4 on a residence in Marengo. During the execution of the search warrant, multiple items of illegal narcotics as well as drug paraphernalia were discovered.
A male and female were located inside the residence and identified as Thomas E. Vanwinkle, 42, of Marengo, and Tracy Fentress, 40, of Milltown. Both were taken into custody and incarcerated in the Crawford County Jail.
Vanwinkle’s preliminary charges were dealing in methamphetamine and dealing in a Controlled Substance, both Level 3 felonies; dealing in a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, dealing in a look-a-like substance and dealing in marijuana, all Level 5 felonies; maintaining a common nuisance and two counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, Level 6 felonies; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.
Fentress’ preliminary charge was visiting a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony.