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Late yesterday evening, James “Jimmy” Barnett, 33, from Austin, was stopped by troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg. He was driving a blue 1994 GMC pickup truck on Rural Street near Third Street in Austin, with expired license plates and he was also driving left of center.

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During the traffic stop, a syringe and other paraphernalia were in plain view in the passenger floorboard of the truck. A search of the vehicle resulted in troopers arresting James “Jimmy” Barnett and  his passenger, Lindsay Cole, 30, from Austin.

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

Troopers were assisted at the scene by officers from the Austin City Police Department.

Charges:
James “Jimmy” Barnett-
Possession of Methamphetamine, D Felony
Possession of a Syringe, D Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felony
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony
Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor
Operating while Intoxicated, A Misdemeanor

Lindsay Cole-
Possession of Methamphetamine, D Felony
Possession of a Syringe, D Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance, D Felony, (Two Counts)
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony
Possession of Paraphernalia, A Misdemeanor

Media Note-Photos of both of the arrested are attached to this release. James “Jimmy” Barnett is the male and Lindsay Cole is the female.