U.S. 31 traffic lanes ‘flipped’ on Monday in Scottsburg; Austin paving in 2 weeks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:53

By now, those using U.S. Highway 31 in Scottsburg have hopefully become accustomed to driving on the newly-repaved west side lanes.

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Three men charged in connection with incident in downtown area PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:52

Three men have been charged in Scott Superior Court in connection with an incident on Saturday night, July 9, in Scottsburg’s downtown.

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Alleged undercover heroin buy Friday afternoon lands pair of suspects in jail PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 00:00

An alleged purchase of heroin from two Austin men by an undercover law enforcement agent has resulted in those two suspects being jailed at the Scott County Security Center.

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Local woman inmate alleged to have smuggled drugs into jail via her body PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 10:54

 

A July 17 tip from a concerned citizen to Austin Police Chief Robert Gudgel led to recovery of a variety of narcotic drugs from the body of a female inmate at the Scott County Security Center.

Amanda L. Barrett, 26, Austin, was taken into custody on July 11 for failing to appear for a court hearing on a 2015 case involving counterfeiting. She had been awaiting trial after posting $3,000 bail in December, 2015. That case is now scheduled for a jury trial on September 12.

Chief Gudgel received a tip six days later that Barrett had supposedly secreted narcotic drugs on her person prior to being taken to jail. A female jail supervisor was given that information by Deputy Rex Herald. A short time later, Deputy Herald was advised the tip proved to be true.

Items processed as evidence in the case included Suboxone, a Schedule 3 controlled pain killer; Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone bitartrate, a Schedule 2 controlled substance; Carisoprodol, a Schedule 4 controlled substance; a prescription drug known as Buspirone Hydrochloride; and a small baggie of heroin.

Barrett was charged in Scott Superior Court with three Level 6 felony counts of possession of a narcotic drug; a Level 6 felony count of possession of a legend (prescription) drug and three misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a Schedule 1-4 controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

On her preliminary plea of not guilty, Barrett was assigned the services of a public defender and an initial trial date of October 18. Her bail was set at $30,000 by corporate surety bond or $3,000 cash by Senior Judge Steven Fleece.

 

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Bank Street marijuana business in Austin busted; woman charged with dealing PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016 10:53

 

 

Two people were taken into custody on July 14 at a home at 116 Bank Street in Austin in connection with alleged marijuana sales.

Tina M. White, 45, and Enick White, 37, have both been charged with maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony offense. Tina White is also charged with dealing in marijuana, also a Level 6 felony. Enick White also got another charge, that of escape, a Level 6 felony.

Sgt. Jerry Goodin and Sgt. Tracy Spencer of the Indiana State Police, Sellersburg post, and Austin Police Chief Robert Gudgel met on June 3 about complaints fielded recently that the Whites were selling drugs at the Bank Street address.

Enick White was on probation from an earlier criminal case, but his probation officers could not locate him. When he was found at a residence on Paulanna Avenue, the state troopers and Chief Gudgel went to talk to him, and White was returned to the Bank Street home.

Tina White met Sgt. Goodin at the front door. She allowed the officers inside, and while the Community Corrections officers were talking to Enick White, Tina White agreed to talk to Sgt. Goodin outside.

According to the probable cause affidavit Sgt. Goodin prepared, Tina White allegedly confirmed that the rumors were true. She went to the house's basement and brought a plastic tote upstairs, handing it to Sgt. Goodin. Marijuana, money, a marijuana grinder and a set of digital scales were in the tote.

Sgt. Goodin gave Tina White a Miranda warning, and the woman supposedly said the items belonged to her. The ISP officer stated that Tina White said she had gotten behind on some bills and she was selling marijuana to “...catch up.” She also allegedly explained she was selling both “weaker” and “strong” marijuana.

At their initial hearings in Scott Superior Court, preliminary not guilty pleas were entered for the pair, and each received an initial trial date of October 6.

Bail for each was set at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or $1,500 cash. Each is being represented by a public defender.

 

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