Tip Leads To Arrest Of What HPD Says Is A Violent Felon



Huntingburg (NNDC) – A tip from the public has led to the arrest of a Pike County man on drug and other charges.

According to the Huntingburg Police Department, the tip Monday evening led officers to a business parking lot of a local factory in the 4000 block South 400 West.  There officers made contact with 50-year old Lloyd Colemean of Petersburg who police found in a pickup truck.

ESTERIt was then, officers brought the department’s K9 Ester (pictured) to the scene and according to HPD she indicated the presence of drugs in the truck.

HPD says a search of the truck found a glass smoking pipe with suspected drug residue, a loaded handgun with a round in the chamber, along with several types of prescription medication.

Officers also found a lunch box with seven plastic bags with varying amounts of a white “crystal substance” in them.  A lighter was also found in the vehicle with the same crystal substance which did field test positive for methamphetamine.

Coleman was taken into custody charged with preliminary Level 4 felony count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to deal along with a Level 5 felony count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Level 6 felony counts of methamphetamine possession and maintaining a common nuisance and illegal possession of controlled substances.

He’s also charged with misdemeanor counts of paraphernalia possession and carrying a handgun without a license.

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