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Courier-Times Staff Report

Six people were arrested Monday night following a drug investigation at a home in the 200 block of N. Hillsboro Road.  

Around 8:45 p.m., the Henry County Area Drug Task Force, along with the Henry County SWAT Team, New Castle Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department and Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs executed a search warrant at the home. 

The investigation began after officials received anonymous tips regarding suspected drug activity at the residence. 

Inside the home, four people were arrested and police found crystal meth, individual narcotics baggies, paraphernalia, digital scales and multiple syringes, a press release indicated. 

Prior to the search warrant being executed at the residence, area drug task force detectives initiated a traffic stop in relation to the investigation and arrested two other individuals. During the traffic stop, police discovered over 10 grams of crystal meth, a digital scale and paraphernalia, the press release said.  

Those individuals arrested, and their preliminary charges, are as follows:

Darren A. Shelton, 46, Springport: possession with the intent to deliver, possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia and two counts of maintaining a common nuisance. Shelton also had an outstanding warrant with charges of three counts of dealing meth. 

Henry S. Sandoe, 37, New Castle: possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia. 

Lisa K. Surber, 53, New Castle: maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a syringe, possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia. 

Ashley D. Hardcastle, 32, New Castle: maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a syringe, possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia. 

Holly L. Ward, 28, Muncie: visiting a common nuisance. 

Virgle A. Carey II, 46, New Castle: visiting a common nuisance. 

Tuesday morning, all six individuals remained incarcerated at Henry County Jail.