Two Arrested in Gibson County After Police Seize 98 Grams of Synthetic Drugs

Two Gibson County residents were arrested on Tuesday evening after Indiana State Police Troopers recovered around 98 grams of synthetic drugs from a residence in Owensville.

Posted: Oct 21, 2020 11:58 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2020 12:29 PM

According to Indiana State Police, two people were arrested in Gibson County on Tuesday following a search of a home where around 98 grams of synthetic drugs were found.

ISP says a tip alleging that drugs were being sold from a residence on North Bittner Street in Owensville, Indiana, led to the investigation.

When Troopers arrived at the residence, they identified the tenants as 23-year-old Ryan Bennett and 27-year-old Kristina Randall, both of Owensville.

ISP says that during a search of the home, Troopers found a large plastic bag containing approximately 98 grams of plant-like material that later tested positive for synthetic drugs.

According to ISP, Troopers also located a plastic container that contained over 20 grams of an unknown powder-like substance, drug paraphernalia, and a box of plastic baggies

Bennett and Randall were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail, where Bennett is currently being held without bond and Randall is currently being held on a $750 cash bond.

Arrested and Charged:

Ryan Bennett, 23, Owensville, IN

  1. Dealing in a Schedule 1 Drug over 28 grams, Class 2 Felony
  2. Possession of a Synthetic or Look-alike Drug with a Prior Conviction, Class 6 Felony

Kristina Randall, 27, Owensville, IN

  1. Possession of a Synthetic or Look-alike Drug, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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