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Suspected Meth Dealer Caught With Backpack Of Drugs, Scales

Posted On December 08, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Robin R. Shinkle. Photo by Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department.

(Aurora, Ind.) – An accused crystal meth dealer was arrested by a newly formed law enforcement team in Dearborn County on Wednesday.

Officers with the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Special Crimes Unit Highway Interdiction Team stopped a vehicle near U.S. 50 in Aurora, according to Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.

A K-9 officer alerted to the presence of drugs in the vehicle driven by Robin Ray Shinkle, 53, of Dearborn County. A search of Shinkle’s vehicle led to the alleged discovery of a backpack containing 24 grams of crystal meth, digital scales, and drug packaging materials.

Shinkle is now in jail on charges including Dealing in Methamphetamine at least 10 Grams (level 2 felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of a Syringe.

He faces up to 30 years if convicted of the dealing charge.

Deddens says funding for the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit is provided by the City of Lawrenceburg and is also provided by the Ohio County Community Foundation, the Rising Sun Regional Foundation and the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association.