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For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
February 9th, 2019. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lafayette Police Arrest Two on Drug and Weapon Charges
On February 8th at 6:52 pm Officers from the Lafayette Police Department were sent to 3216 Crosspoint Ct North to check on the well being of a child stemming from a child custody dispute. When officers arrived they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.
Officers obtained a search warrant and located almost 4 pounds of marijuana, 6 schedule two pills, 7 firearms with a large amount of ammunition, and $68,227.00 in US currency.
Officers arrested Darryl Evans 31, and Peyton Cruea 37. They were arrested on the following charges:
-Possession of marijuana
-Maintaining a common nuisance
-Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
-Possession of a controlled substance
Three children were located inside the residence. They were all turned over to the custody of a parent. Both Darryl Evans and Peyton Cruea were transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.
Sergeant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.