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A Loogootee woman was arrested Wednesday on drug charges. 

Jasmine N. Jones, 24, Loogootee, was placed into custody and transported to the Martin County Jail where she was charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Neglect of a Dependent, Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors, Possession of Paraphernalia and False Informing. 

While at the jail additional paraphernalia was located on Ms. Jones.

Yesterday at approximately 1:08 pm the Martin County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a fight in progress between two males in front of the apartments located at NE First and the railroad tracks, in Loogootee. 

A short time later a trooper arrived in the area but didn’t see people fighting.  As he walked around in the area looking for the fight he smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from 103 NE First Street Apt. 4. 

Not finding a fight in progress he waited until another trooper could arrive on scene to further investigate .

Trooper Jarrod Lents arrived and he along with Sgt. Chad Dick knocked on the door of apartment #4 but no one answered. 

They knocked again and Jones opened the door.  The troopers first inquired about the fight that was reported and Ms. Jones advised she did not see nor hear anyone fighting. 

The troopers then inquired about the strong smell of marijuana coming from within the apartment. 

Ms. Jones gave consent to the troopers to search her apartment. Inside of her apartment items commonly associated with marijuana use was located.  Also present in the apartment were two juvenile males.

Ms. Jones was placed into custody and transported to the Martin County Jail where she was charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possession of Marijuana, Neglect of a Dependent, Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors, Possession of Paraphernalia and False Informing. 

The juveniles were released to family members.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Loogootee Police Department.