A man and woman found living on IKE property have been arrested after a stolen car and meth were found.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle was found parked in the 2200 block of IN 56 on the property of the power plant that overlooks the City of Madison, Indiana, owned by IKE Corp.
Near the vehicle, authorities found two individuals living in a tent on the same IKE property and the vehicle, a Ford Taurus, was found to have been reported stolen back on December 9th, 2018.
Upon questioning the two people, they gave the officers false names until it was later determined their identities as Carlos Smith Jr., 29 and Anna Morris, 23, both of Madison.
Christmas wrapping paper that said ‘From Carlos and Anna’ couldn’t have helped hide these identities.
The two claimed to have been on the property for a week and thought it was actually Clifty Falls State Park territory.
A Sheriff’s Deputy searched the Ford and located stolen merchandise from Walmart, drug paraphernalia and narcotics, some of it carrying what appeared to be methamphetamine residue.
According to an affidavit from the Sheriff’s Department, a lock on one of IKE’s wire gates had been cut off and replaced with a carribeaner, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate.
Inside the tent, law enforcement found more meth substance in a plastic bag and the suspects were taken to jail.
Both Smith and Morris are charged with criminal trespass, possession of stolen property and meth, false informing and more, and should be considered innocent until proven guilty.