Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two Illinois residents were arrested at Moutardier Campground this morning on stolen vehicle and felony drug charges, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
In a press release, the sheriff's office reported that a deputy was dispatched to Lot A-20 at Moutardier Campground at 9:24AM in reference to a suspicious vehicle call. According to a deputy, he observed that the 2001 Dodge Ram pick-up had an Illinois license plate on the front of the vehicle and a Kentucky license plate on the back.
The VIN number was verified through dispatch and the vehicle was discovered to be stolen out of Illinois, according to the release. Officials said the deputy made contact with a female occupant of the camper who allegedly said she was there alone and that her boyfriend had left earlier that morning. According to the press release, additional movement was heard from inside of the camper and then a male subject stepped out from inside. Both individuals allegedly gave false information, which was confirmed by the Jasper, Illinois Police Department, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, and both subjects were reportedly wanted on fully extraditable warrants for “dangerous drug charges." Illinois law enforcement also had them listed as “armed and dangerous,” according to the release.
The sheriff's office also reported that while clearing the camper suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, suspected to be used in conjunction with smoking marijuana and methamphetamine was discovered in plain view. After obtaining consent, a full search of the camper was then conducted, which produced additional drug paraphernalia and suspected methamphetamine, the sheriff's office said.
Additionally, deputies said they observed that a vehicle registration decal had been marked through and written over with false information.
The female suspect, Destiny Budd, (19) of Oblong, Illinois, and the male suspect, Anthony John Littlejohn, (39) of Martinsville, Illinois, were both arrested and charged with:
The sheriff's office said the suspects will be lodged in Hart County Jail, awaiting extradition to Jasper, Illinois.
Brownsville City Police also assisted at the scene.