Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Around 10 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2016, the sheriff’s department executed a search warrant at a residence beside the Marathon gas station in the Highland Park community of Williamsburg. Found in a bedroom drawer were two pill bottles. In one bottle were bags containing a crystal-like substance believed to be “ice” methamphetamine. In the other bottle was a bag containing a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Located under a mattress was a container in which were hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.

The residents, 26-year-old Darren L. Canada and 26-year-old Krysten M. Stevens, were placed under arrest. Found on Stevens’ person were several pills believed to be Clonazepam and a bag containing a Suboxone film and half of a pill believed to be Suboxone. Found in Canada’s vehicle were needles and a glass pipe.

Canada is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), trafficking in marijuana (under 8 ounces) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Stevens is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth), third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prescription controlled substance not in its original container and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested at the scene was 20-year-old John D. Carroll, who is charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sergeant Kirk Mays is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Lieutenant Tim Baker and K9 Deputy James Fox.