For The Record: 6/15


JASPER — Police following up on a complaint about possible drug activity arrested a woman on multiple counts Friday afternoon at her residence in Sunset Apartments, 675 Giesler Road.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department’s narcotic detective and a deputy accompanied by his K-9 partner made initial contact in the early afternoon with Stephanie N. Fridel, 22, at her apartment in the complex. With the assistance of the Dubois County Prosecutor’s Office, police then obtained a search warrant for the residence that was executed at 2:30 p.m. by the deputies and Jasper Police Department officers.

Police allege they discovered 138 grams of medical grade marijuana, a Schedule II controlled substance and prescription drugs that had not been prescribed to Fridel.

Fridel was arrested and booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:30 p.m. on Class C felony counts of dealing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a family housing complex, Class D felony counts of illegal possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia.


JASPER — A car accident involving two vehicles resulted in injuries late Friday morning.

The Jasper Police Department responded to the accident at Third Avenue and Holy Family Drive at 10:58 a.m.

Elizabeth Weatherholt, 53, Grandview, was southbound on Third Avenue approaching Holy Family Drive when the accident occurred.  According to a police report, Brandon Enlow, 24, 1346 N. Steinbottom Road, was eastbound on Holy Family Drive in his 1999 Dodge pickup truck at the time.
Enlow had stopped at the stop sign and thought Weatherholt was signaling a right turn onto Holy Family Drive, police said. He proceeded into the intersection, where his pickup struck Weatherholt’s 2000 Chevrolet Blazer.

Weatherholt was traveling with two passengers, Renee Stevens, 49, and Deborah Schroeder, 54, for whom police did not have addresses available. All three complained of back and head pain, according to police, and were transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Weatherholt and Stevens were treated and released, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Schroeder was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville and was in fair condition this morning, according to the hospital’s nurse supervisor.

Police estimated damage to Weatherholt’s SUV at $4,000 and to Enlow’s truck at $750.

Enlow was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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