Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 11 people on a variety of drug charges in separate incidents last week.
Most recently on Thursday, March 10, Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a Red Pontiac G-6 for a headlight violation. The driver was Ricky Mullins, 39, and a passenger, Loretta Turner, 46.
While conducting driver’s license checks and completing citations, K-9 Deputy Shawn Mayer and his drug detecting dog, Arina, arrived on scene and assisted. Deputy Mayer had Arina conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. The canine officer indicated the presence of a narcotic odor. A search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine, digital scales and an amount of cash.
Mullins and Turner were both arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
On Saturday, March 5, a traffic accident on State Road 56 & McNeely Road east of Scottsburg lead to the arrest of two Louisville, KY men on drug possession and dealing charges.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Tyler Cross, 24, and Christopher Reliford, 20, after the motor vehicle accident. The two were located in a field near Slab Road and State Road 56 where their vehicle eventually became stuck as they were attempting to leave the scene of the crash.
Deputies placed the two into custody after spotting what authorities believed were narcotics inside of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating a substantial amount of cocaine, marijuana, baggies, and digital scales. A substantial amount of cash was located on the two after they were taken into custody, police said.
Cross and Reliford were both charged with dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and for maintaining a common nuisance.
As a result of the police continuing investigation into drug activity, a search warrant was served at the residence of Morgan Richey located at 554 S. 2nd Street in Scottsburg on Sunday, March 6.
There police found Morgan Richey, 30, and Corey Smith, 22.
During the search, K-9 Deputy Shawn Mayer brought Arina, his drug detection dog, into the residence to assist in the search. The canine officer indicated the presence of narcotic odor in several areas of the residence. Deputies located methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and paraphernalia associated with drug use.
Richey was arrested for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia. Smith was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance.
The next day Sheriff’s deputies, along with officers from Indiana State Police and Scottsburg Police interrupted and dismantled a drug operation at 550 Rosewalk Lot #48 in Scottsburg.
After obtaining a warrant, officers conducted a search at that residence and located methamphetamine, heroin, opana, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and paraphernalia associated with drug use. Authorities also located a substantial amount of cash inside of the residence.
As a result of the search, the deputies arrested Sean Whobrey, 26, Lindsay Goldman-Trick, 28, Matthew Haynes, 22, and Carly Boley, 23.
Whobrey and Goldman-Trick were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. Haynes and Boley were arrested for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.
On Monday evening, March 7, sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at the home of Carmyn Porter, 24, at 64 Oak Drive in Scottsburg. During the search, deputies located heroin, paraphernalia associated with drug dealing, and a substantial amount of cash.
Porter was arrested for dealing in heroin, possession of heroin, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.
All of those charged were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.
Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain said citizen tips have been instrumental in assisting law enforcement with the drug enforcement. He reminded citizens that the Sheriff’s Office maintains several options for reporting criminal activity anonymously including the department’s website (http://www.scottcountysheriff.org/), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ScottCountyINSheriff) and a tip line (812-752-7898).