Miami County couple arrested on more than a dozen drug charges

PERU, Ind. - A two-month-long meth investigation came to a head this week when investigators arrested a Peru, Ind., couple and jailed them on more than $130,000 in bonds, altogether.

Indiana State Police (ISP) said at roughly 10 p.m. Thursday, an ISP trooper and officers from the Peru Police Department executed a search warrant at the home of Justin M. Radar, 31, and his girlfriend, Crystal L. Shuck, 28.

The home, located at 359 W. Seventh St. in Peru, was searched by investigators, who said they found meth, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, prescription medication, hypodermic needles and chemical precursors usually associated with the manufacturing of meth.

The couple was booked into the Miami Correctional Facility on several felony charges: manufacturing meth, possession of meth, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of hypodermic needles, possession of chemical precursors and possession of a schedule-III controlled substance.

Radar faces an additional felony charge for possession of marijuana with a prior conviction, and they both face a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Meanwhile, Shuck is facing an additional misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.

Radar is being held on a $68,000 bond and Shuck’s bond is $63,000.

ISP wants to encourage Hoosiers with information about the possession, distribution or manufacturing of meth to call the ISP Methamphetamine Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756, where information can be reported anonymously.

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