Two Arrested in Knox on Several Counts of Possession of Controlled Substances

Two people were arrested on Saturday on several counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance after pills were found in the vehicle without a prescription.

A Knox City Police officer noticed a van parked at Zingo Express and noticed two people sitting in the car. The officer went on about his patrolling duties and when he came back by the gas station, the driver had moved the vehicle to the front of the building. The officer looked at the cashier and she reportedly pointed at the vehicle. The officer got out and questioned the two about their business at the gas station. Vergie Smith, of Walton, told police that she had been chased to Knox by her husband. She stated that they were allegedly having problems and she and Jason Record were sitting at the gas station waiting to go back to Walton. Record said that he was with her to help her.

As the police officer was checking out their information, he noticed the pair acting strangely. He reportedly then saw Record with something in his hand. The officer asked Record to show what was in his hand and he did not comply. He was then asked to exit the vehicle and he did not comply. The officer then forced him out of the vehicle and handcuffed him. The officer reportedly found several unidentified controlled substances in a container on Record’s key chain. The officer also found a pill bottle with Smith’s name on it and the prescriptions for the medications matched all but three types of controlled substances.

Justin Record was arrested on six counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Paraphernalia and Resisting Law Enforcement. Vergie Smith was arrested on three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. The case has been forwarded to the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office for further review.