Winamac Woman Wanted on Warrant Arrested for New Meth Charges

 A vehicle stopped in Pulaski County has led to the arrest of a Winamac woman on multiple charges.

Sheriff’s Deputies were in the area of State Road 39 and County Road 100 North in Pulaski County, Saturday evening. Officers spotted the passenger of a vehicle they claim was wanted on two warrants. Those charges allege possession of methamphetamine and failure to appear.

Around 6:30 Saturday evening, officers stopped the vehicle and began questioning 33-year-old Patrinia Hall of Winamac.

The Sheriff’s Department says an item was tossed out the window during the traffic stop. Further investigation revealed what officers allege is drug paraphernalia. Exactly what was tossed out the window was not disclosed.

A K-9 unit was used at the scene to provide a sniff test. A positive identification for narcotics was found in the SUV. A search was conducted of the car, and of Hall’s purse.

A substance was allegedly located that tested positive for methamphetamine. Additional items were located which tested positive for cannabis and Oxycontin, according to authorities.

Hall was taken to the Pulaski County Jail. She is facing charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Marijuana and a Controlled Substance. She’s also being charged with maintaining a Common Nuisance.