Two from Southern Indiana were arrested yesterday morning on Meth charges. 

Arrested and charged were:

Christopher P. Welch, 40, Clarksville, Indiana and Jessica M. Staser, 39, New Albany, Indiana: Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 2 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 3 Felony, Possession of a Narcotic Drug – Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance – Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia – C Misdemeanor. 

Staser was additionally charged with Possession of a Legend Drug – Level 6 Felony.   


On February 18, 2019, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Trooper Nathan Newton was patrolling in the area of SR64 and Spring Meadows Road in New Salisbury, Indiana when he observed a red 2006 Nissan Sentra disregard a stop sign and drive left of center. 

Trooper Newton stopped the vehicle for the violations and soon determined that further investigation would be needed, requesting the assistance of Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputies O’Sullivan, Banet and Minton as well as Georgetown Officer, Sgt. Charlie Morgan and his assigned K9 Partner, “Felony”. 

K9 Felony alerted on the vehicle and a subsequent search uncovered just under a quarter pound of suspected methamphetamine.  Officers also found heroin, pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. 

The driver and passenger were both arrested on the following charges, and remanded into the custody of the Harrison County Jail. 

Jessica M. Staser
Christopher P. Welch