|CPD drug investigators make dealing arrest|
On March 16 Charlestown Police arrested 27 year old Jennifer L. Snyder of Charlestown after the department began receiving crime tips that Snyder was allegedly involved in the selling of narcotics. Charlestown Police learned that Snyder was already enrolled in Clark Circuit Court II drug court on previous unrelated drug charges.
Charlestown Police began an undercover investigation that included several purchases from Snyder for the powerful pain killer Opana. On several occasions these purchases involved Snyder having a small child with her during the drug transactions.
Charlestown Police conducted a search warrant for Snyder’s home where they located additional narcotics.
In addition to Snyder’s arrest, police also took 28 year old Ashleigh B. Hendricks of Charlestown into custody after police located additional narcotics that were in Hendricks’ possession while conducting the search warrant of Snyder’s home.
“Clark County Child Protective Services have been notified about this case and will open their own investigation in regards to the safety and well-being of Snyder’s children,” Charlestown Police Chief Keith McDonald said.
Chief McDonald added, “I want to encourage our citizens to take ownership and get involved by reporting suspected criminal activity in their neighborhoods, all callers can remain anonymous.”
Jennifer L. Snyder was booked into the Clark County Jail where she faced additional felony charges after it was discovered that she had additional narcotics hidden on her person while entering the jail.
Snyder was charged with the following criminal charges:
*A-Felony Dealing in a Controlled Substance
*C-Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
*C-Felony Neglect of a Child
*C-Felony Trafficking with an Inmate
*D-Felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
*D-Felony Maintaining a Common Nuisance
*D-Felony Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
*A-Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana
Ashleigh B. Hendricks was charged with the following criminal charges:
*D-Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
*D-Felony Violation of Legend Drug Act
*B-Misdemeanor Visiting a Common Nuisance