Police find 124 needles from Tippecanoe County exchange program inside home, arrest 10 people

Posted: 10:24 PM, Jan 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-01 03:24:08Z

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Police have arrested ten people inside a home they found littered with needles from the county’s exchange program.

Police arrested Roger Johnson, 68, for maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of methamphetamine. Johnson was the only one inside the home who lives at the home on S. 28th Street. 

Police also arrested nine other people who they say were “visiting” Johnson. They are all facing various charges as listed below. 

Heather Hickman-Hall (34)

  • Possession of a Legend Drug
  • Visiting a Common Nuisance
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Roger Johnson (68)

  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Unlawful Possession of a syringe
  • Possession of Meth

Krista Bryant (28)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Aundrea Ferguson (36)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Felicia Powell (38)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Lawrence Boyce (52)

  • Possession of a Syringe
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Jimmy Wallen (38)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance

Bradley Fischer (45)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance
  • Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Ethan Nichols (19)

  • Visiting a Common Nuisance
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Jeremy Hale (39)

  • WOW
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Visiting a Common Nuisance
  • Unlawful Possession of a Syringe

Police found 124 needles from the Tippecanoe County’s needle exchange program inside the home.

The Tippecanoe County commissioners voted in December to reauthorize the county’s syringe exchange program for another year.

The Tippecanoe County Health Department said the program had distributed 8,100 needles and collected nearly 9,400 needles as of November 30, 2017.

READ | Tippecanoe County approves needle exchange program for another year

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