Two Evansville men are behind bars after being arrested on charges of dealing narcotics.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday night that 27 year old Damien Michael Shrode and 23 year old Zachary Scott Pribble were arrested on Saturday at a residence on North Second Avenue where deputies had been conducting surveillance for drug dealing activity between the residents of the home and an occupant of a vehicle parked in the street.
Authorities say Shrodes was detained at his vehicle where deputies recovered 11 grams of suspected methamphetamine, nearly 17 grams of suspected marijuana and over 29-hundred dollars in cash. During a search of the vehicle, deputies reportedly found a Ruger .357 revolver and over 110 grams of suspected marijuana.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies recovered over 1,880 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana from Pribble. During a search of his home, deputies reportedly found trace amounts of marijuana all over the floor, furniture and inside a pack-and-play baby bed, along with two scales and a marijuana grinder that were found inside a child’s play kitchen set.
In addition, the home was apparently in deplorable conditions. Deputies indicate the kitchen was filled with dirty dishes, old food on the counter top, and piles of trash lying all over the floor of the home. In the upstairs bedroom, deputies indicate they saw piles of old food that was infested with bugs.
Shrodes and Pribble were taken into custody and lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail under a $50,000 and $20,000 cash bond. Shrodes was charged with Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana. Pribble was charged for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Neglect of a Dependent and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.
Damien Michael Shrodes (pictured above), 27, of Evansville. Dealing Methamphetamine as a Level 3 Felony, Possession of Marijuana as a Class A Misdemeanor
Zachary Scott Pribble (pictured above), 23, of Evansville. Possession of Methamphetmaine as a Level 4 Felony, Possession of Marijuana as a Level 6 Felony, Neglect of a Dependant as a Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance as a Level 6 Felony
(Source: Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s Office)