Police: Man arrested in OWI case had meth, 3-year-old child in car

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Ridge King

MUNCIE, Ind. (Oct. 15, 2015) – Police arrested a Muncie man on several felony charges after finding methamphetamine in his car along with a 3-year-old child.

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, an Indiana State Police trooper saw a Chevrolet Malibu fail to stop at a stop sign at 8th Street and Hoyt.

The trooper became suspicious after talking to the driver, Ridge King, 23, Muncie. The trooper also recognized the passenger in King’s front seat from a previous arrest. The passenger said the 3-year-old child in the back of the car was his daughter.

A K9 team from the Muncie Police Department arrived to assist and indicated that drugs were inside the vehicle. Investigators found a plastic bottle containing chemicals that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also located camp fuel, pseudoephedrine and other materials used to make meth.

King was arrested on charges including manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth amphetamine, possession of precursors and operating while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 18. He was taken to the Delaware County Jail.

The 3-year-old girl was released to her father. Police said the investigation is active and more arrests and charges are possible.

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