9 Arrested After Austin Drug Sweep

A sweep of alleged drug dealers in the Austin area resulted in nine arrests last Wednesday, Jan. 21.

The multiple arrests were the result of an undercover operation conducted by Indiana State Police Detectives in the Austin area over the last several months. ISP troopers, along with Austin City Police Officers and officers from the U. S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force, arrested seven people who were allegedly dealing in controlled substances, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin. Two others were arrested and charged with visiting a common nuisance, he said.

Arrested were:

•Claude Holt, 62, of 917 West York Road, Lot # 51, charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

•Jerry D. Pelston, 47, of 1211 Kenwood Drive, three counts of dealing in a controlled substance.

•Lloyd McNear, 43, of 1301 West York Road, Lot #106, charged with two counts dealing in a controlled substance.

•Roger D. White, 55, of 221 Michael Drive, Scottsburg charged with dealing methamphetamine and dealing cocaine.

•James A. Coomer, 46, of 1103 West York Road, charged with dealing in a controlled substance and dealing methamphetamine.

•Glenn M. Fields, 59, of 1317 N. U. S. 31, Austin, charged with dealing controlled substance.

•Kathy Jo Babcock, 40, of 1103 West York Road, charged with dealing methamphetamine and dealing in a substance represented to be a controlled substance.

•Tyler D. Fields, 24, 1317 N. US 31, Austin, charged with visiting a common nuisance.

•Nina O. Jackson, 18, 1222 West Kenwood Drive, Austin, charged with visiting a common nuisance. All were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.