By Dave Pearce
You have heard it said that the harder you work, the luckier you are. Members of the Posey County Drug Task Force “lucked” onto a significant find this week that led to a pair of drug arrests.
According to information provided by Posey County Drug Task Force Supervisor Kenneth Rose, during the late afternoon hours of Feb. 11, 2013, personnel of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department, the Evansville Police Department, Indiana State Police and the U.S. Marshal Service traveled to a residence on Overton Road in rural Posey County.
The group was headed to the Overton Road address to execute an active Vanderburgh County on Laura Cupp. Cupp, 45, was located at the residence and was taken into custody. She was transported
to and lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
But while at the Overton Road home, officers obtained a consent to search the residence from the homeowner, Terry L. Ward, age 61. Members of the Posey County Drug Task Force were sent to the location to assist in the search.
During the search, members of the Task Force located methamphetamine, about a quarter-pound of marijuana, and some ten firearms which were all loaded at the time. The officers also found numerous articles of drug paraphernalia. Officers also located around $11,500 in cash that had been placed in envelopes and taped to the underside of a bedroom dresser. Officers also located what appeared to be a drug ledger showing dollar amounts and entries for gram amounts.
Ward was arrested at the scene on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony; Possession of Marijuana, a Class D Felony; and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, also a Class D Felony.
Ward was transported to the Posey County Jail without incident where he remains lodged.
According to Rose, as a result of the ongoing investigation, personnel of the Posey County Drug Task Force obtained an arrest warrant for Cupp, who was already lodge in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
She faces charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class C Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class D Felony; Possession of Marijuana, a Class D Felony; and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, also a Class D Felony.
Ward was arrested on Monday and the judge signed the arrest warrant on Friday for charges in Posey County against Cupp.