MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday that it conducted a drug interdiction operation at the Martin County Security Center on Sunday that led to charges for dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in a schedule III-controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substance.
Corporal Andrea Barnett and Jail Commander Josh Brulla began an operation on Sunday to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs into the Martin County Security Center (MCSC). Jail Commander Brulla had provided intel that Ashley C. Green of Terre Haute planned to be at the Security Center in the afternoon and that Green had arranged for the delivery of illegal drugs into the facility during public visitation hours.
During visitation hours, a plain-clothed officer recovered a small unknown article that had been concealed in the visitation area. The retrieved article contained suspected suboxone and a small clear plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and had an approximate weight of three grams.
Corporal Barnett then took Green, 37, into custody without incident. She was charged with dealing in methamphetamine (a level 4 felony), dealing in a schedule III controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine (both level 6 felonies) and possession of a controlled substance (a class A misdemeanor).
Later that evening, a search warrant for Green’s minivan was secured and approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine were found in her vehicle. The vehicle search led to additional charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.