GREENWOOD, Ind.–A deputy pulled into what should have been an abandoned parking lot early Monday morning, but instead found a car with two occupants. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, Ryan Zike, 28, of Martinsville, told the deputy his car was low on fuel. The officer says he perceived Zike and his passenger, Rustie Eakle, 30, of New Whiteland, to be acting erratically.
During questioning, both Zike and Eakle admitted to having active Marion County warrants for their arrests. Once backup arrived, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and allegedly discovered a burnt marijuana cigar, a baggie of crystal methamphetamine, a wooden marijuana grinder, a digital scale, a pipe, and three Visa cards that did not belong to Zike, Ealke, or the third party who owned the car.
Once transported to Johnson County Jail, law enforcement says Zike admitted the meth in the vehicle was his and that he also had a baggie tucked in his underwear. Eakle admitted to having a syringe in her purse. Zike was charged with possession of methamphetamine, while Eakle was booked on possession of marijuana and paraphernalia charges.