Two Winamac Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

Steven Neeley
Gina Napier

Two Winamac residents were arrested on drug charges on Sunday after police served an arrest warrant on a subject.

Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department approached the house and asked Gina Napier who all was in the house. She said that she and her children were in the house. When police asked the whereabouts of Steven Neeley, she reportedly said she didn’t know where he was. Police saw him sitting on a bed in the home and ordered him out of the house as he had an active arrest warrant. He was taken into custody.

When police were surrounding the home in order to take Neeley into custody, an officer found a bag outside the home filled with methamphetamine precursors and the bag was smoking. Police then entered the house to check on the safety of Napier and her children and Napier heard that Child Protective Services had been called to remove the children from the home for safety reasons. Napier became upset and she fled the home into a car and after allegedly not complying to police when asked to stop, police tased her to gain compliance as she tried to lock the officers out of the car. Officers tased her three times before she was successfully taken into custody.

A search warrant was granted for the home and police found drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine precursors.

Steven Neeley and Gina Napier have preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine. The case has been forwarded to the Pulaski County Prosecutor’s office where formal charges are pending.