Couple Arrested For Cocaine Possession in Lawrence County

Couple Arrested For Cocaine Possession in Lawrence County

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A couple from were jailed in Lawrence County on cocaine possession Thursday after a traffic stop by a Jasper District trooper.

Arrested and charged were Carrie J. Patrick, 41, Fortville, IN and Jesse L. Brown, 40, Indianapolis. 

Patrick was charged with: 

– Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony

– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony

– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

Patrick

Brown was charged with: 

– Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony

– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony

– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

At 1:57 P.M. Thursday, Trooper Jarrod Lents was southbound on State Road 37, north of US Highway 50, when he observed a Chevrolet Malibu unsafely move from the right lane to the left in front of another vehicle. 

 

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With his attention on the Chevrolet, Lents then noticed that the license plate was expired. 

Lents pulled over the Chevrolet and while speaking with the driver, 41-year-old Carrie Patrick of Fortville, and passenger, 40-year-old Jesse Brown of Indianapolis, he could smell the odor of burnt marijuana in the vehicle.

Lents and a Lawrence County deputy searched the Chevrolet and found marijuana roaches, a baggie containing marijuana, a small baggie that contained cocaine, and a small with cocaine residue on it.

Patrick and Brown were placed into custody for possessing cocaine, marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance.  Both were lodged in the Lawrence County Jail.