Vehicle Check Leads to Drug and DUI Arrest

At approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, Trooper Nick Hatfield stopped to check on a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of US 41 near the 58 mile marker. The driver of the vehicle was identified as William Beck, 60, of Fort Wayne. A female passenger was identified as April Beach, 59, of Panasoffkee, FL. Hatfield noticed that Beck and Beach appeared to be impaired. Three plastic sandwich bags containing marijuana were located in the glove compartment. After Beach exited the vehicle she fell to the ground. When Beck bent down to assist her a meth pipe fell to the ground. The pipe contained a small amount of meth. Beach was also in possession of Xanax. They were both arrested and transported to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • William Beck, 60, Fort Wayne, IN
  1. Possession of Meth, Class 6 Felony
  2. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  4. Driving While Intoxicated, Class B Misdemeanor
  • April Beach, 59, Panasoffkee, FL
  1. Possession of Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor