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Earlier today around noon, a sweep of alleged drug dealers in the Austin area resulted in nine arrests.

The sweep was the result of an undercover operation conducted by Indiana State Police Detectives in the Austin area over the last several months.

Indiana State Troopers, along with Austin City Police Officers and officers from the U. S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force, executed arrest warrants on seven defendants that were allegedly dealing in controlled substances

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James Coomer
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Nina Jackson
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Glenn Fields
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Lloyd McNear
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Roger White
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Claude Holt
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Jerry Pelston
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Tyler D. Fields

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Along with the arrest warrants served two others were arrested and charged with visiting a common nuisance.

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

A list of defendants and charges are listed below.

  • Claude Holt, 62, of 917 West York Road, Lot # 51, Austin, IN; Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule 1, 2, or 3, Two Counts, B Felony.
  • Jerry D. Pelston, 47, of 1211 Kenwood Drive, Austin, IN; Dealing in a Schedule 1, 2 or 3 Controlled Substance, Three Counts, B Felony.
  • Lloyd McNear, 43, of 1301 West York Road, Lot #106, Austin, IN; Dealing in a Schedule One Controlled Substance, A Felony and Dealing in a 1, 2, or 3 Controlled Substance, B Felony.
  • Roger D. White, 55, of 221 Michael Drive, Scottsburg, IN; Dealing in Methamphetamine, B Felony and Dealing in Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, B Felony.
  • James A. Coomer, 46, of 1103 West York Road, Austin, IN; Dealing in a Schedule 1, 2 or 3 Controlled Substance, B Felony and Dealing in Methamphetamine, B Felony.
  • Glenn M. Fields, 59, of 1317 North U. S. Highway #31, Austin, IN; Dealing in a Schedule 1, 2 or 3 Controlled Substance, B Felony.
  • Kathy Joe Babcock, 40, of 1103 West York Road Austin, IN; Dealing Methamphetamine, B Felony and Dealing in a Substance Represented to be a Controlled Substance, D Felony.
  • Tyler D. Fields, 24, 1317 North U. S. Highway #31, Austin, IN; Visiting a Common Nuisance, Misdemeanor.
  • Nina O. Jackson, 18, 1222 West Kenwood Drive, Austin, IN; Visiting a Common Nuisance.