Police: 2 arrested after drugs found, man fled police

Two people were arrested after a search of a vehicle found drugs, and one tried to run from police.

Michelle M. Russell, 37, Indianapolis, and Richard R. Farmer, 30, Camby, were arrested after deputies were called about a suspicious vehicle parked in a Center Grove area neighborhood at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Russell was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

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Farmer had walked away while deputies were searching the vehicle, and a deputy spotted him running across nearby Smokey Row Road. He continued running until the deputy threatened to use his Taser or release a police dog, the report said.

Farmer was arrested on a charge of maintaining a common nuisance and resisting law enforcement.

Both were taken to the Johnson County jail.

Russell, 2859 Clear Lake Way, and Farmer, 10756 Glenayr Drive, were both held on $2,200 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.