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ELKO – An officer pulled over a white sedan for speeding Wednesday on Interstate 80 and allegedly discovered drugs, guns and other evidence that resulted in two arrests.

According to court records, Justin R. Shaul, 34, of Marion, Indiana was stopped for driving over the posted limit. The driver had no form of identification but identified himself as Kyle Short and provided a Social Security number that matched.

After issuing a citation for speeding the officer asked for and was granted consent to search the vehicle.

Passenger Madisyn Parkhurst, 19, of Anderson, Indiana stated that property in the front seat and several items in the rear seat were hers. The officer found a silver purse on the floor and a glass pipe with burnt residue and a small baggie with a crystalline substance. He also discovered a loaded .22-caliber pistol, according to the report.

Parkhurst was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $20,640.

The officer then located another glass pipe with burnt ends and multiple digital scales, the report said. A black mesh bag was identified as belonging to Shaul that contained a loaded .40-caliber pistol.

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A criminal history check revealed that Shaul was a convicted felon. He was arrested and charged with use or possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to surrender a driver’s license; speeding 16-20 miles over the posted limit; possession of a controlled substance; owning or possessing a gun by a prohibited person; resisting a public officer; obtaining or using another person’s identification for harmful or unlawful purposes; and for being a fugitive felon from another state.

His bail was set at $297,175.


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