Scott County man arrested on meth charges

Scott County man arrested on meth charges


A Scott County man was arrested on a variety of charges after police found drugs in a home.

Matthew Anderson, 28, of Austin was arrested Tuesday on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in heroin, dealing in a controlled substance, criminal recklessness with a firearm and maintaining a common nuisance, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

He was booked into the Scott County Jail at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday.

Jessica Tash, 24, of Lexington also was arrested on a charge of visiting a common nuisance. She was booked into the jail at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday and was released at 11:48 a.m. Wednesday after posting bond.

Police reported the search of the residence turned up what was described as a “significant amount” of cash, two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, numerous prescription narcotics, and paraphernalia related to the use and dealing of heroin, methamphetamine and controlled substances.

Officers with the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force, Indiana State Police and Austin Police Department assisted.