Arrests made in trafficking case

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police investigating a community corrections drug trafficking case arrested two individuals Monday.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation May 25 after a controlled substance — LSD — was located in an envelope for work release participant Savion K. Frye, 22, 257 Brucke Strasse, Jasper.

During the investigation, police interviewed Brittany N. Waters, 25, 602 W. Seventh St., Jasper, and, after that contact, authorities were told Frye failed to return to work release and could not be located.

A warrant charging Frye with Level 6 felony failure to return to lawful detention was issued out of Dubois Circuit Court.

Narcotics officers with the sheriff’s office and Huntingburg Police Department continuing their investigation sought to talk with Waters again Monday morning, which led them to the Holiday Inn Express, 2000 Hospitality Drive.

Police said Frye and Waters were in a room at the hotel. Frye ripped out a screen and exited through a window, attempting to flee on foot.

Officers deployed a Taser while trying to take Frye into custody and two officers reported suffering injury while struggling to detain Frye. Jasper Police Department officers who had been called to the scene assisted.

Authorities who noted marijuana was located in the hotel room said Waters admitted her role in the controlled substance case and allegedly said Frye was in on the scheme to smuggle the controlled substance into the community corrections center. The sheriff’s office said the case involved 100 hits of suspected LSD.

After Frye was checked at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, he and Waters were both booked into the Dubois County Security Center.

Frye was booked on the active warrant and on preliminary charges of Level 5 felony trafficking with an inmate, Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement causing injury and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and criminal mischief.

Waters was preliminarily charged with Level 5 felony trafficking with an inmate, Level 6 felony dealing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and assisting a criminal and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Authorities said it should be noted Frye has an obvious injury to his eye area in his booking photo. The sheriff’s office said the injury was not the result of the struggle with police. Frye stated he had been injured in an auto accident the previous weekend, according to the sheriff’s office.

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