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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Nearly 40 people were arrested this week in Jefferson County, Indiana, as part of a large drug sweep.

Indiana State Police said the Ohio Valley Crime Suppression Task Force and the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section joined several other departments and divisions in the initiative. Numerous warrants were presented to the Jefferson County prosecutor on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and several other arrests were made as a result of the subsequent warrants being executed. In all, 36 adults and one juvenile were arrested, and more than 115 criminal charges were filed.

"It just shows that these (police) are out there — these men and women are bravely out there fighting to protect our community," Madison, Indiana, Mayor Bob Courtney told WDRB News. "I hope what it does is send a strong message to the community that they are safe; they are being protected."

Some residents in area said they had only heard of drug bust of this size coming from larger cities. 

"You don’t expect it, I would say, in a small town — or you are surprised," said Ellie Troutman, who opened a toy store in Madison 11 weeks ago. "So I guess I would say that I am kind of surprised the volume that that was." 

The arrests will, however, make a crowded Jefferson County Jail even more full, Courtney said. Currently, there are 107 beds and more than 200 people inside. 

The names and charges of those arrested are below:

  • Benjamin Linville — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
    • Possession of paraphernalia, Class B misdemeanor
  • Deanna Cox — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony
      • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
  • Mellissa Terry — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Dealing in methamphetamine, level 5 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a legend drug, level 6 felony
      • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common, Level 6 felony
      • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 felony
      • Possession of Paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor
  • Michael Lamb — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor
  • Travis Haggard — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class B misdemeanor
  • Susan Blair — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
  • Clinton Linville — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
  • Steven Withrow — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
  • Joshua R. Torrance — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Operating a vehicle while suspended, class A misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony,
      • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of marijuana, class C misdemeanor
      • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, level 6 felony
  • Dahlila Jester — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of Methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
      • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
      • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, level 6 felony
  • Shaquel Lushay — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of Methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, level 6 felony
  • Andrew Boshears — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony,
    • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
    • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, level 6 felony
  • Corey Lane — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • False Informing, class A misdemeanor
      • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
      • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, level 6 felony
  • Juvenile Family — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
  • Anne Stidham — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
  • Jason Cook — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
  • Ashley Pruitt — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a legend drug, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a controlled substance, class A misdemeanor
  • Rebecca Laughery — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
  • Ricky Erwin — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
  • Charles Hammon — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
  • Zachariah Erwin — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
  • Justin Smallwood — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
  • Joshua Lake — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
  • Beebe Brooks — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
  • Logan Deaton — Hanover, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Dealing Marijuana, level 6 felony
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of marijuana, class A misdemeanor
  • Joann Brooks — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
    • New Charges:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
  • Michael Malone — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
  • Darion Patch — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanor
  • Morgan Rowlison — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Dealing methamphetamine, level 3 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 5 felony
  • Toni Rowlett — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class c misdemeanor
    • New Charges:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a controlled substance, Class A misdemeanor
      • Possession of marijuana, Class C misdemeanor
      • Possession of paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor
  • Sara Estell — Madison, Indiana
    • New Charges:
      • Battery with a deadly weapon, level 6 felony
      • Possession of marijuana, Class C misdemeanor
  • Donald Lamb — Madison, Indiana:
    • Warrant:
      • Visiting a common nuisance, class B misdemeanor
  • Jason Scroggins — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a legend drug, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
  • Rochelle Singleton — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of marijuana, class B misdemeanor
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
  • Elizabeth Hamm — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, Class C misdemeanor
  • James Coomer — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a syringe, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor
  • Charles Hollins — Madison, Indiana
    • Warrant:
      • Dealing in methamphetamine, level 5 felony
      • Possession of methamphetamine, level 6 felony
      • Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, level 4 felony
      • Maintaining a common nuisance, level 6 felony
      • Possession of paraphernalia, class C misdemeanor

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