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Disturbance call ends in multiple drug-related charges


On Feb. 17, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department assisted the LaGrange Police Department in responding to a call of a male subject outside a residence on Steuben St. who was reportedly yelling and screaming and breaking windows in an apparent attempt to gain entry into the residence.

Officers identified three subjects at the residence, according to the report: Lindsay Grate, 25, of Hillside Dr., Amanda Christlieb, 32, of Steuben St., and an additional male subject.

The police report stated that officers were given consent to search the residence during the course of the investigation. During the search, officers reportedly found what they believed to be a large amount of methamphetamine.

Officers received a search warrant for the remainder of the property.

Officers reportedly discovered a large amount of paraphernalia associated with the consumption of controlled substances throughout the residence, the report noted. Officers also reportedly discovered a substance they believed to be marijuana.

Officers took Christlieb and Grate into custody. The male subject was released.

Charges against the two females were elevated to Class B felonies as the residence was within 1,000 feet of a town park and family housing project.

Christlieb was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class B felony; Possession of Marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class D felony (prior conviction); and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony. She was in the LaGrange County Jail Monday morning on a bond of $29,000.

Grate was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class B Felony and Visiting a Common Nuisance, a Class B Misdemeanor. She was being held in the LaGrange County Jail on a $21,000 bond.