Two charged for meth at motel

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Two people face drug charges after prosecutors said they found evidence inside a West Lafayette hotel room.

Prosecutors said Belinda Bernard-Yoakum, 37, and Shawn Yoakum, 36, had meth in a room at the Prestige Inn last week. They said Belinda had a glass pipe outside when police arrived. She told police Shawn was inside with her two-year-old child.

Inside the bathroom, prosecutors said police found Shawn with 13 small baggies of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Officers said they found other paraphernalia in the room.

According to police, the child was asleep on the floor of the hotel room.

Both Belinda and Shawn face charges of dealing and possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. Belinda also faces charges of maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent.

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