Police arrest man, woman on drug charges

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Police executing an out-of-county warrant Monday morning at a Huntingburg home took two individuals into custody.

Officers with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Huntingburg Police Department received information that Tyler P. O’Keefe, 27, 6 W. Second St., Birdseye, who was wanted on a warrant associated with an Orange County methamphetamine case, could be found at the 1103 Oakwood Drive residence in Huntingburg of 50-year-old Linda J. Kemp.

Upon arrival, Kemp told officers O’Keefe was not present. Police who reviewed the state’s criminal code regarding assisting a criminal with Kemp ultimately located O’Keefe in the home.

After receiving a consent to search from Kemp, police said, officers located methamphetamine, syringes and items of drug paraphernalia at the residence.

O’Keefe was taken into custody on the active warrant and on new local preliminary charges that included Level 6 felony counts of methamphetamine possession and unlawful possession of syringes and a misdemeanor count of paraphernalia possession.

Kemp was taken into custody on preliminary Level 6 felony counts of assisting a criminal, maintaining a common nuisance and unlawful possession of syringes, plus a preliminary misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.

Authorities booked Kemp and O’Keefe into the Dubois County Security Center.

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