WL couple charged after police find heroin and marijuana

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Multiple drug-related charges were filed against two West Lafayette residents on Tuesday.

Posted: Nov. 7, 2017 4:13 PM
Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 4:13 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Multiple drug-related charges were filed against two West Lafayette residents on Tuesday.

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Court documents say that on Oct. 31, officers responded to a complaint of an odor of marijuana coming from a home on Soldiers Home Road.

The tenant, 23-year-old Ronald Hemphill, allowed the officers to enter and they spotted what appeared to be marijuana and an open safe containing a large amount of money.

Shortly after, Hemphill's wife, 24-year-old Endiyah Hemphill, arrived at the apartment and consented to a search of her vehicle.
In it, officers say they found what were later tested to be 10 grams of heroin and about 87 grams of marijuana.

Ronald explained to police that he had given his wife the money to travel to Chicago and buy the drugs. He also stated that he intended to sell the heroin.

Both Ronald Hemphill and Endiyah Hemphill have been charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, dealing in marijuana, conspiracy to commit dealing in marijuana, and possession of marijuana.

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