KPD arrests pair on meth charges

Posted: 14th September 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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On September 7th, 2012, officers of the Kokomo Police Department went to 521 Salem Drive to serve an arrest warrant on Justin D. Pavease, age 28. Pavease was found to be at that location and was arrested on three (3) warrants from Howard County and one (1) warrant from Hamilton County (Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Illegal Drug Lab, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine). K9 Officers Martin and Fourkiller also located items of a suspected methamphetamine lab at that location.

James T. Shelley Jr.Justin Pavease

        James T. Shelley Jr.                                                    Justin Pavease



A female and a small child were transported from the Salem Drive address to a local hospital for examination with the assistance of Child Protection Services. Both were later released from the hospital. Also investigators of the Drug Task Force and the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Team processed the suspected methamphetamine lab. This case remains active with additional charges pending.

On September 11th, 2012, at approximately 4:58p.m., K9 Officer Chad VanCamp assisted Indiana Parole Officers with the execution of an arrest warrant for parolee James Thomas Shelley Jr, age 31. Shelley was residing in a structure at 808 North Ohio Street and had a warrant for Parole Violation. While at that location, items of a suspected methamphetamine lab were located. Investigators of the Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant. The structure was processed with multiple chemicals and precursors for methamphetamine located at that location. Child Protection Services assisted with the removal of one child from the location. That child was taken to a local hospital for examination and later was released. This case remains active with additional warrants pending.

Both Pavease and Shelley were transported to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center with no injuries reported. The Drug Task Force would like to thank the citizens of Kokomo for tips and information on drug activity. Anyone with additional information regarding these investigations is asked to contact the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 456-7017.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.



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