Four held on drug charges after months-long investigation


WESTPORT, Ind. – Following a months-long investigation by the Westport Town Marshal’s office and Indiana State Police (ISP), multiple arrests were made Tuesday. Newsgathering partner The Greensburg Daily News reports the investigation began when ISP says it received numerous calls about high volume foot and car traffic at the home of Stephen Capper, 36, of Westport.

A source cooperating with authorities shared that they had received a quantity of methamphetamine from Capper on Tuesday. As investigators applied for a search warrant, Decatur County dispatch received another drug-related call about the Capper residence.

Upon arrival, officers detained three people on the porch, who were later identified as Nathan McCarter, 26, of Westport, Michelle Imel, 35, of New Point, and Allen Gearhart, 30, of Westport. The trio was apprehended and law enforcement says they were armed with “one or more fixed and folding blade knives.” Capper initially refused to exit the house, but later complied.

Capper was arrested and transported to the Decatur County Jail without incident, charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and neglect of a dependent. Also filed was a habitual offender sentencing enhancement due to three previous unrelated felony convictions in the past 10 years.

Imel was charged with possession of a syringe, possession of methamphetamine, and visiting a common nuisance. McCarter was booked for visiting a common nuisance. Gearhart was charged with visiting a common nuisance.

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