Three arrested on drug charges

By Herald Staff

FERDINAND — Three people were arrested on drug charges Sunday afternoon.

Genelle M, Biggle, 30, Parkersburg, West Virginia, was charged with possession of hypodermic syringe or needle, a Level 6 felony, possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor, and having an out-of-state warrant.

Amanda J. Bootier, 37, Las Vegas, was charged with possession of hypodermic syringe or needle, a Level 6 felony, possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.

Mark S. Webb, 61, Parkersburg, West Virginia, was charged with possession of hypodermic syringe or needle, a Level 6 felony.

Ferdinand Police were called at 11:23 a.m. to conduct a welfare check on a woman walking on State Road 162 across the I-64 overpass. After reaching the woman, who was Biggle, police discovered that she had been in a fight. Police also discovered that Biggle had an active warrant for her arrest in Ohio. When she was taken into custody, officers found on Biggle a bag that contained syringes and spoons with burnt residue commonly used for heroin.

Police went to a nearby hotel to speak with the people Biggle was with. While there, officers observed Webb reach into his pocket and throw something in the trash can. The police retrieved the item, which was a syringe.

Bootier requested to use the bathroom at the hotel and was in the facility for an extended period of time. After she came out, the bathroom was checked; syringes and a spoon were found in the bathroom trash.

All three are lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.




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