The Indiana State Police arrested three in two separate drug cases in Scott and Harrison County.
Back on June 3rd, officers from the Austin City Police Department and the Indiana State Police responded to a local business in Austin in reference to drugs, (suspected Methamphetamine), being located on the ground inside the store.
The manager of the store stated a customer brought a small plastic baggie to the check out cash register and stated they had found it on the floor inside of the store.
A subsequent search of store surveillance equipment was able to determine who had lost the suspected Methamphetamine.
Troopers identified, Brandy Neace, 23, from Scottsburg as that person.
Neace had already left the store when police arrived but was later located and interviewed by a trooper. A case report was filed with the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued for her arrest.
On July 14th Brandy Neace was booked into the Scott County Jail on the charge of Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony.
The other two arrests came on July 17th, after a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg made a traffic stop on Interstate 64 East around the 111 Mile Marker, (near Corydon).
During the traffic stop the trooper sensed criminal activity was afoot so he called for Indiana State Police K-9, “Teague”, which alerted on the vehicle. A subsequent search located illegal narcotics and the following people were arrested.
Driver- Fredward K. Muntz,from Corydon, 47 years old.
Charges- Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Felony; Possession of a Schedule Four Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor; Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor.
Passenger- Rhonda Crone, from New Albany, 46 years old.
Charges- Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony; Visiting a Common Nuisance, Misdemeanor; Possession of a Schedule Four Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor