Talking microwave draws attention from local police, ends in drug bust

Reportedly, a spat between neighbors at Allen’s Motel led to a Linton woman calling 911, which eventually landed her in jail herself after telling the officers who appeared at the west-side motel that her microwave was talking to her.

Officers were invited inside to check out the animated appliance. Given drug-use was now thought likely, they responded with asking the resident for permission to search her motel room. After permission was given, a clear glass smoking device with residue field-testing positive for methamphetamine was discovered, along with zip-lock bag of a white, crystal-like substance, a set of scales, calibrating weights, numerous plastic bags, and another two bags containing a plant-like material.

The resident, Christi Mathis, age 43, of Linton was arrested for:

  • Possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony;
  • Controlled substance dealing, a Class A misdemeanor;
  • Possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; and,
  • Possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.
Christi Mathis, age 43, was arrested at Allen’s Motel

Mathis later admitted to officers that the pipe was hers, according to probable cause affidavit filed in the case. She also admitted that she sells weed, a “couple grams here-and-there.”

Readers are cautioned that allegations are simply that until proven otherwise in a court of law; therefore, the person(s) shown as arrested for the charges listed above should be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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