Latest news: 12-31-08
Grandmother arrested for meth
Lincoln police have arrested a woman after finding meth in the car she was driving with her young grandchild.
Officer Katie Flood said officers pulled over a vehicle Tuesday after an investigator recognized a passenger as a person with an outstanding warrant.
Police arrested the passenger, Angela Tierney, for shoplifting and Flood said as they searched the vehicle they found meth and straws used to ingest the drug.
Karen Davis was driving the car with Tierney and two young children in the backseat, one was her granddaughter.
Davis was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and cited for child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tierney was arrested on the warrant and possession of a controlled substance.
Flood said officers were able to contact the children's parents and have them pick them up.
Task force busts 50th meth lab in Bullitt County
WEST POINT — Three individuals were arrested early Tuesday morning as part of a record 50th methamphetamine drug bust in Bullitt County.
Bullitt County Drug Task Force director Kenny Hardin said a resident in the Lake Louisa mobile home park called central dispatch about a bad chemical order coming from a structure in the area. Upon arrival, a member of the drug task force found an active methamphetamine lab had been knocked over. Nichols Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene and several trailers in the area were evacuated, according to Hardin.
The residents were taken to the Nichols firehouse until the lab was stabilized. Bullitt County EMS was called to the scene, as well as members of the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department and Shepherdsville Police Department. Hardin credited the Nichols fire department for doing an excellent job with the evacuation and fire protection at the scene.
Three were arrested at the scene and housed in the Bullitt County Detention Center. Donnie Mudd, 40, and Stevie Smith, 37, both listed the trailer as their residence. Also arrested was Tammy Dillen, 38.
All three were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Hardin said the bust was the 50 meth lab shut down in 2008, more than double the 22 seized in 2007. He said it has been the busiest six-month period in the agency's history.
Meth unit busts 4 labs within 24 hours
It has been a busy time for a special meth suppression unit of the Indiana State Police. Between Dec. 29 and 30 they have been called to four different locations.
The ISP Methamphetamine Suppression Unit, which deals with a region based around the Bremen State Police Post, can't remember taking down so many labs in such a short period of time.