Narcotics investigation leads to the arrest of six people

An Indiana State Police investigation has resulted in the arrests of six Peru residents.


The two week long criminal investigation resulted in the arrests of Jennifer Brown, 39, Allen O’Malley, 39, Frank Stambaugh, 36, David Jones, 35, Whitney Stambaugh, 33, and Roger Edmondson Jr, 30.  All will face criminal charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Indiana State Police say Whitney Stambaugh faces an additional charge for trafficking methamphetamine. Allegedly, while she was being booked into the Miami County Jail, methamphetamine was found hidden on her person.


Frank Stambugh has an additional charge for possession of methamphetamine, while Jones has an additional count for dealing methamphetamine.


A citizen’s tip about possible illegal drug activity occurring at a home in rural Peru sparked the investigation.  The Indiana State Police developed enough probable cause to be issued a Miami Superior Court II search warrant for the residence.  Officers report they found approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medication, syringes, and drug paraphernalia.


Officers also served Whitney Stambaugh with two arrest warrants. The warrants were for failure to appear from Wabash and Miami Counties.

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