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Suburban Indianapolis magistrate arrested for having meth

March 25, 2019

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis magistrate faces a methamphetamine possession charge after buying 2.4 grams of meth for $140 from an Indiana State Police informant.

Hamilton County Magistrate Will Greenaway also was charged Monday with resisting law enforcement and obstruction of justice stemming from his arrest.

An affidavit says that when police pulled Greenaway’s SUV over Wednesday in Noblesville, the magistrate swallowed the bag of meth he had bought. An officer tried to pry the bag out of Greenway’s mouth and was bit on the thumb.

Hamilton County Court Administrator Orval Schierholz said Monday the county’s judges have indefinitely suspended Greenaway.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Greenaway. He has no published home telephone number and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Magistrates have the same duties as judges.