?CPD K-9 Officers assist in making two recent drug arrests PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 October 2008 00:00

    On September 17 Charlestown Officers Anthony Snell and K-9 Officer Adam Clark acted on information they had received in reference to 21 year old Ashley Collins of Louisville possibly selling narcotics in the southern Indiana area and specifically in Charlestown.
    Officers established probable cause to stop Collins on Clark Road in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood in Charlestown.  
    K-9 Officer Adam Clark and his narcotic certified dog, K-9 Aowie, conduct an outer perimeter sniff of the vehicle which yielded a positive alert response to the presence of narcotics.  
    A search of the vehicle revealed that Collins had several ounces of crack cocaine, white powder cocaine, several pills of the scheduled drug Oxycontin, as well as several items of drug paraphernalia and digital scales inside the vehicle.     Investigating officers learned  that this is not the only run-in Collins has had with officers in recent months involving drug dealing related charges.  She was subsequently arrested and charged with dealing cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as felony violation of a legend drug act.
    On September 25 K-9 Officer Jason Broady conducted a traffic stop on a passenger car that was being driven by 19 year old Jeremy E. Anderson of Charlestown.
    Officer Broady made contact with Anderson who was observed as having several prescription pills under his leg as he sat in the driver’s seat.
    Officer Broady used K-9 Maja to conduct an outer perimeter sniff of the vehicle in which a positive alert response to the presence of narcotics by K-9 Maja was given.  
    Officer Broady searched the vehicle and located additional pills and drug paraphernalia inside.  While speaking with Anderson, Officer Broady observed what resembled marijuana residue on the front of Anderson’s shirt along with a blue powdery residue inside Anderson’s nostrils. Officer Broady noticed that the prescription pills he had located in Anderson’s possession earlier were also blue in color and were later identified as being the prescription drug Hydrocodone.  
    Anderson admitted to Police that he had been snorting the pills and smoking marijuana prior to Police stopping him.   
    Anderson was arrested for drug related charges and later transported to the Michael L. Becher Adult Corrections Complex for incarceration.
    Major Keith McDonald wants to encourage all Charlestown citizens to continue to report suspected drug activity and or crime in their neighborhoods.  
    “The Police Dept. wants to formally thank our cities block watch members for their support and crime tips we’ve received thus far”, McDonald said.  
    Anyone interested in making a difference in their neighborhood can join their respective districts block watch program by contacting Ruthie Jackson at City Hall by dialing 812-256-3422 ext. 310 or to log onto www.cityofcharlestown.com for detailed information in relation to your districts block watch meeting dates and times along with other exciting programs and events going on within the city.  
    CPD wants citizens to know that all persons who call Police can remain anonymous. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2008 10:45