Mississippi couple arrested for smoking meth with kid in car at Indiana state forest

Sheila and Bradley Gordon
Published: .
Updated: .

HENRYVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - A Mississippi couple is facing charges after conservation officers found them smoking meth with a child in their vehicle.

Bradley Gordon, 52, and 31-year-old Sheila Gordon of Gulfport, Mississippi were found in a vehicle parked near a shelter house at the Clark State Forest. Indiana conservation officers say the Gordons' 5-year-old daughter was asleep in the backseat.

Investigators later found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and say the couple had been smoking the drug with the girl inside the vehicle.

The couple was arrested on charges including neglect of a dependent, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia. The young girl was placed in temporary custody with the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Conservation officers will routinely patrol the state's parks and properties to ensure safety, but encourage citizens to also report suspicious activity to Indiana DNR's central dispatch at 812-837-9536.