Late last week the Indiana State Police concluded a lengthy investigation and arrested two individuals for methamphetamine-related offenses. The Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Indiana State Police Bloomington District ACES had information that Brandy Shifflett, 40 years old of Bedford, was possibly involved in dealing methamphetamine. Shifflett was also known to be wanted on two active arrest warrants – one from Lawrence County and one from Owen County.
Probable cause was then established for the issuance of a search warrant in the 5800 blocks of Taylor Ridge Road in Greene County.
DES Detectives, along with Sgt. Greg Day, Trp. Caleb Garvin, Trp. Robert Whyte, and Trp. Matt Hatchett (with K9 partner Axe), executed the search warrant on Friday afternoon. Upon arrival, troopers encountered the homeowner, Garry Chaney, 52 years old of Bloomfield near the edge of the yard. Upon entry into the residence, Troopers located Shifflett and took her into custody.
During the search, troopers located methamphetamine near the area where they first encountered Chaney after he had attempted to conceal it by throwing it into the weeds. They also located what was believed to be an illegally taken whitetail deer.
The Indiana Conservation Officers were notified of the deer.
Chaney was arrested and incarcerated in the Greene County Jail for the offenses of Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony) and Obstruction of Justice (Level 6 Felony).
Shifflett was arrested on the two warrants and transported to the Lawrence County Jail.
Once there, jail staff located methamphetamine and marijuana that Shifflett had concealed in a body cavity. Shifflett was then charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony) and Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor), in addition to the warrants.
Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. Your tip can remain anonymous.