Yesterday evening at approximately 5:45 pm, a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of Rural Street and First Street in Austin. After the trooper spoke to the driver there was reason to believe suspicious activity was taking place.



A search of the vehicle, Samantha Mullins, 36, from Austin, IN, was driving, first yielded a glass smoking pipe. A further search of the vehicle and passengers yielded another glass smoking pipe containing a white powdery substance.

Troopers, with the assistance of an officer from the Austin Police Department, arrested the driver, Samantha Mullins, for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia. A passenger, Janice F. Chandler, 52, of Scottsburg, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Both were incarcerated at the Scott County Jail awaiting their first court appearance.