Over $30K of meth seized, 3 suspects arrested

From Local Sources

PERRY COUNTY — According to the Indiana State Police, more than $30,000 of methamphetamine was seized Thursday during a multi-agency investigation that resulted in the arrest of three individuals from Dubois County.

The incident occurred on Interstate 64 in Perry County near the 74.5 mile marker when ISP Trooper Conner Giesler conducted a traffic stop on a black, 2007 Chevrolet Equinox for allegedly speeding in a posted construction zone.

According to police, the driver was identified as Jakob Batchelor, 27, of Jasper. Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Barbara Kelley, 62, Huntingburg and Jeremy Siddons, 32, Jasper.

During the course of the traffic stop investigation, officers report that they became suspicious of potential drug activity and a K-9 officer was requested to the scene.

A Georgetown police officer and his K-9 partner, Felony, happened to be in the area at the time of the request.

Police say Felony conducted a free air sniff of Batchelor’s vehicle and gave a positive alert indicating the presence of illegal narcotics.

Officers searched Batchelor’s vehicle after the K-9 alert and allegedly located nearly 316 grams of methamphetamine, numerous drug paraphernalia items and an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.

Kelley, Batchelor and Siddons were all arrested without incident and incarcerated at the Perry County Jail for the following charges:

 

Kelly

Barbara Kelley, 62, Huntingburg

• Dealing In Meth At Least 10 Grams, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-1.1(e), Level 2 Felony

• Conspiracy to Deal Meth, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-1.1, Level 5 Felony

• Possession of Meth at Least 10 Grams with Enhancement, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-6(d), Level 3 Felony

• Visiting a Common Nuisance, 1 Count, IC 35-45-1-5, Class B Misdemeanor

• Possession of Paraphernalia, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-8.3, Class C Misdemeanor 




Batchelor

Jakob Batchelor, 27 Jasper

• Conspiracy to Deal Meth, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-1.1, Level 5 Felony

• Maintaining a Common Nuisance, 1 Count, IC 35-45-1-5, Level 6 Felony

• Possession of Paraphernalia, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-8.3, Class C Misdemeanor
 

 

 

 

Siddons

Jeremy Siddons, 32, Jasper

• Visiting a Common Nuisance, 1 Count, IC 35-45-1-5, Class B Misdemeanor

• Possession of Paraphernalia, 1 Count, IC 35-48-4-8.3, Class C Misdemeanor 

 

 

 

 

 




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