Gibson County – Last night at approximately 8:25, Indiana State Police, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Oakland City Police responded to a residence located at 622 Walnut Street in Oakland City to serve an arrest warrant on Megan Mitchell, 20. She was wanted out of Gibson and Pike Counties for various offenses. After arriving, one officer went to the rear of the residence and observed a male walking through the backyard. When the male was ordered to take his hand out of his pocket a knife fell to the ground. He was identified as Christopher Jones, 39, of Petersburg. A further search discovered over two-grams of meth and a syringe in a coat pocket. Jones was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail.
While officers were outside the residence they detected a strong odor commonly associated with the manufacturing of meth. A search of the residence revealed a meth lab and drug paraphernalia in the attic. The homeowner, Darrell Mitchell, 49, was arrested along with Megan Mitchell and Amber Reiner, 20, of Newburgh. Darrell Mitchell, Jones and Reiner were taken to the Gibson County Jail where they are currently being held on bond. Megan Mitchell was taken to the Pike County Jail where she is currently being held on a $150,000 bond.
Arrested and Charges:
Darrell Mitchell, 49, 622 Walnut Street, Oakland City
- Manufacturing Meth
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Christopher Jones, 39, 204 North 5th Street, Apartment A, Petersburg
- Possession of Meth
- Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
- Megan Mitchell, 20, 622 Walnut Street, Oakland City
- Warrant out of Pike County (Intimidation, Resisting Law Enforcement and Illegal Consumption of Alcohol)
- Outstanding Warrant out of Gibson County (Probation Violation)
Amber Reiner, 20, Newburgh
- Visiting a Common Nuisance
Investigating Agencies: Indiana State Police, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and Oakland City Police
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.