Two Perry County Men Arrested on Drug Charges

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Indiana State Police arrested two men in Perry County for allegedly manufacturing meth and allegedly stealing items from a homeowner’s barn and garage.

The investigation started after a trooper received a report of a possible theft at a home on Brushy Fork Rd. in the southern part of the county.

After running a license plate check and speaking with Tell City Police, ISP learned that the owner of the vehicle, 36-year-old Joshua McManaway of Tell City, had an active warrant out for his arrest through Perry County.

ISP say authorities arrived on Brushy Fork Rd. just as the vehicle was pulling out of the driveway and authorities initiated a traffic stop.

The driver was identified by authorities as Mcmanaway and the passenger was identified as 32-year-old Heath W. Pieper of Tell City.

Pieper was wanted on a Body Attachment through Dubois County, and authorities placed both into custody.

Authorities say they found numerous drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Many of the items found in the vehicle had been taken from the homeowner who initially reported a theft, according to ISP.

McManaway is charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth, possession of two or more precursors, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a hypodermic syringe, thef, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

Pieper is charged with manufacturing meth, possession of meth, possession of two or more precursors, possession of a hypodermic syringe, theft, possession of marijuana, visiting a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.

Both were transported to the Perry County Jail.

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