Tips drive Vigo County drug bust

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) In the last few weeks you’ve seen, or read about, several high speed chase arrests right here. But what you don’t know is according to police they have a common connection: a home on the south side of Terre Haute.

“We have other arrests and we’ve run across them and checked their whereabouts back to this house,” Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Watts. “We’ve made a number of criminal arrests coming from this house, which stemmed back to today’s arrests.”

A high speed chase and a standoff that happened last week, police said began like several other stories off their scanners at one home on Royse drive in Terre Haute.

“Over the last 30 to 40 days Indiana State Police have received numerous tips of this location from all around the Vigo county area about the possible traffic coming in and out of here possible criminal activity,” Watts said.

Thursday evening Indiana State police served a search warrant at the home. Alongside the Vigo county drug task force, they found marijuana, prescription drugs, and possible methamphetamine.

While the officers did the digging, they said the tips came from folks in the community who were fed up with what they saw.

“The case was instrumentally started by tips from the public and we can’t stress that enough how important your tips are coming in one thing we can guarantee you with the Indiana State police. You call and give us a tip and we’ll investigate it,” Watts said.

Police arrested 46-year-old Tammie L. Armstrong, 23-year-old Cyle J. Armstrong, and 21-year-old Kelly Jo Byrd.

All three were charged with maintaining a common nuisance and various drug related charges.

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