Four people were arrested on numerous drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on I-65 in southern Jackson County last Wednesday, Dec. 11.
The investigation began when Indiana State Police Trooper Jason Hankins stopped a 1999 Toyota passenger car for a traffic violation on I-65 northbound near the 38 mile marker near Crothersville around 12:30 p.m. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Hankins smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located over 600 grams of marijuana, methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.
All four occupants of the vehicle from Lansing, Michigan were arrested on charges of dealing marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of handgun without a permit, and possession of paraphernalia.
Arrested was the driver of the vehicle, Mercedes N. Santibanez, 23, of Lansing, MI; and passengers Kera M. Jackson, 26, of Lansing, MI; Tylor L. Hintz, 24, of Lansing, MI; and Anthony E. Jean, 21, of Lansing, MI
All four were transported to the Jackson County Jail where they were incarcerated.
Trp. Hankins was assisted by other troopers from the Versailles and Sellersburg Posts as well as officers from the Crothersville Police Department.
Serving a search warrant as a part of a routine investigation by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office resulted in four people incarcerated on drug charges last Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Scott County deputies with the assistance of the Indiana State Police went to 33 Harrod Road in northern rural Scott County. While conducting the search a large amount of prescription pills and marijuana were located. As a result the four people found at the residence were arrested.
Trenton Moore, 26, of Austin was arrested for dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a legend drug, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement and held on a Jackson County Circuit Court warrant to revoke probation.
Bethany Holder, 19, of Scottsburg was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
Chatana McCreary, 30, of Underwood was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.
Dustin Helton, 34, of Deputy was arrested for visiting a common nuisance.
All four were incarcerated in Scott County Jail.
A rural Vernon Township man was incarcerated last week on a variety of charges after a report of road rage in Carr Township, according to Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Mitch Ray.
Andrew Ian Allman, 27, of the 8200 block of S 950 E southwest of Crothersville is charged with felony charges of battery with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, as well as reckless driving, aggressive driving, leaving the scene of an accident, two counts of criminal mischief and two counts of criminal recklessness.
According to Ray’s report, the sheriff’s department received calls Sunday morning, Dec. 1, of a road rage incident and a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident in the 8000 block of W 425 S in Carr Township.
Witnesses told Ray that a red Chevrolet pickup driven by Allman damaged landscaping, a Rumpke dumpster, and a Jackson County Water Utility meter.
Those witnesses also reported that Allman appeared to be attempting to ram a gold Ford F-150 with his pickup along a portion of the roadway that had steep drop offs.
According to authorities, Allman was on house arrest at the time of the incident and it was confirmed through his GPS that he was in the area at the time of the incident.
Ray arrested Allman and transported him to Jackson County Jail where he remains on a $2,000 cash bond.