This morning at approximately 9:18 am, Trooper Brandon Farias observed a stopped vehicle, a green 2000 Lincoln Continental, on Interstate #265 near the 0.5 Mile Marker in Floyd County.

The driver had stopped the green Lincoln on the left shoulder of the road with the emergency flashers engaged.

When trooper Farias approached the vehicle he observed that the female driver was slumped over in the seat.

Trooper Farias knocked on the window of the vehicle but the female was unresponsive. He then opened the driver’s side door and the driver woke up.

As trooper Farias was speaking to the female, identified as Melissa Karsner, 37, from Jeffersonville, IN, he noticed a used syringe in the driver’s side door. Upon further investigation, another syringe was located in the vehicle loaded with a liquid alleged to be Heroin.

Karsner was placed into custody and transported to the Floyd County Jail. While at the jail, a glass smoking pipe and alleged Methamphetamine were located on her person.

Karsner was charged with Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.