A call to Carmi Police Tuesday afternoon led the eventual arrest of three Evansville men on several charges.
At 4:35 pm, dispatch received a call about a suspicious vehicle behind East Side Package Liquors. Officers arrived at the scene and spoke with three men there. One man, later identified as 29 year old Brian Garrett, initially gave officers a false identity, but later revealed his name. He was found to be wanted on a Vanderburgh County, Indiana warrant for fraud and was taken into custody. Garrett was additionally charged with obstructing justice and was transported to the White County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
The two other individuals had no warrants, but were found to both have suspended licenses and were released from the scene on foot and refused permission to allow officers to search the vehicle. At 6 pm, Carmi officers discovered one of the two men driving the car and initiated a traffic stop on Cherry Street.
This time, inside the car officers found methamphetamine, syringes, other drug paraphernalia, and a substance that could not be positively identified through field testing. 30 year old Brandon Phillips and 29 year old Blake Fisher were both taken into custody and each was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of hypodermic syringes. The driver, Phillips, was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and felony illegal use of property. Both are being held at the White County Jail without bond.
According to Police Chief Jason Carter, the unknown substance has been sent for lab testing, and due to the amount, if positive for illegal drugs, will result in additional charges, including intent to distribute against the three men.