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On June 17, 2020, Corporal Kenton Makowsky, Deputies Charlie Morgan, and Josh Juliot, served a search warrant at a local motel in Scottsburg stemming from an ongoing investigation. 

As a result of the search warrant, two people were arrested. 

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Ashlee Marshall, 27, of Austin was arrested for Dealing a Schedule I, II, III or IV Controlled Substance, Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Schedule I, II, III or IV Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Cocaine or a Schedule I or II Narcotic Drug At least 5 Grams but less than 10 Grams. 

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Earl Estep, 29, of Austin was arrested for Dealing in Cocaine or a Narcotic Drug, Dealing in a Schedule I, II, III or IV Controlled Substance At Least 1 Gram but Less Than 5 Grams, Possession of Cocaine or a Schedule I or II Narcotic Drug At Least 5 Grams but Less Than 10 Grams, Possession of a Schedule I, II, III or IV Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Unlawful Possession of a Syringe. 

Police did not name the location of the arrest. 

Sheriff Jerry Goodin wanted the drug dealers to know,” you cannot go to motels or hotels and think you are hiding while selling drugs, we will find you and arrest you”.

The sheriff also asked that local businesses, motel and hotel owners and/or employees to contact the sheriff’s office and report any suspicious activity.