Providence Police Department arrested three Lisman residents on methamphetamine charges Wednesday outside the Dollar General Store, bringing the city’s total arrests for the man-made drug to 35 since February of 2019.

According to a report issued by Chief of Police Todd Jones, off duty officer Sergeant Carl Scheer was at the store when he noticed a “strong odor of marijuana” emanating from a vehicle that contained two occupants.

The vehicle’s occupants, Timothy Prow and Tara Fairchild, both of Lisman, consented to a search of the vehicle. They also advised officers that a third occupant, Patty Tucker, also of Lisman, was inside the store shopping.

When officers located Tucker, they allege that she gave them a false identity and lied about which vehicle she had arrived in.

During a search of the car, Scheer located a bag of marijuana and a meth pipe with meth residue hidden inside a bag of dog food. On Prow’s person, Scheer located a pack of cigarettes that contained an additional bag of marijuana and a bag of methamphetamine.

Police then located Tucker, who had left the store after allegedly giving police a false name, hiding in the back of a van that had been left unlocked in the parking lot.

All three suspects were taken into custody and charged with possession of meth, possession marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. All three denied ownership of the illegal narcotics and paraphernalia.

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