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Two indicted for ‘shooting up’ in store parking lot

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By Shannon Brock

Two Falmouth residents arrested for shooting up in the Country Mart parking lot in December were indicted Feb. 7 by a Spencer County grand jury.
Kevin A. Highlander, 40, of Broad Street in Falmouth, and Tina L. Scott, 34, of West Shelby Street in Falmouth, are each charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, heroin, complicity, a Class D felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, a Class A misdemeanor.
The drug paraphernalia included a syringe, a pack of razors and a box of aluminum foil, according to the indictment.
Highlander was also indicted on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
On Dec. 11, Taylorsville Police Officer Damon Jewell responded to a complaint that some people were “shooting up” in their car.
Upon arrival, Jewell found Highlander and Scott inside a black two-door car in the parking lot.
Officers asked the subjects what they were doing, and “both subjects stated, ‘nothing,’” according to the arrest citations.
Highlander told Police Chief Toby Lewis he had shot up about 15 minutes ago, according to the citation.
Regarding Scott, Jewell wrote, “I asked the female subject if she had anything on her and she stated no. I took the female subject’s purse from the vehicle and asked if anything was in there I need to know about, and she stated no.”
Jewell asked if he could look inside the purse and upon doing so found a small makeup pouch.
“I found a piece of foil that was folded up tightly,” Jewell wrote. “I unfolded the foil and inside the foil was two small, light colored rocks that looked to be heroin.”
According to the citation, Jewell read Scott her Miranda rights and she agreed to cooperate.
Lewis located a small piece of foil inside Highlander’s front left jacket pocket. Highlander was also read his Miranda rights, the citation said.
Both subjects agreed to cooperate and to talk to police.
“Inside the vehicle, we found one syringe, a pack of razor blades and one box of aluminum foil,” Jewell wrote. “Male subject stated he had crushed up some heroin and diluted it with water and shot up approximately 15 minutes ago.”
Scott is scheduled for arraignment in Spencer Circuit Court on Thursday at 9 a.m.
Highlander is scheduled for a disposition hearing in Spencer Circuit Court on March 21 at 9 a.m.