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Vehicle Stop by Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Results in a Substantial Seizure


Vehicle Stop by Scott County Sheriff's Deputy Results in a Substantial Seizure of Suspected Methamphetamine - Driver of the Vehicle was Arrested

Scott County-On 2-10-2024, Corporal Zachary Brown of the Scott County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) was monitoring traffic on US 31 near Curtsinger Drive in the City of Scottsburg.  At approximately 8:15 pm, Corporal Brown stopped a gray Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle identified himself as Benjamin Smith. Corporal Brown, after further investigation, discovered Smith was a Suspended Driver in Indiana, and the vehicle was not properly registered or insured. Further investigation at the scene by Corporal Brown led to the seizure of approximately 6.2 grams of suspected Methamphetamine. Corporal Brown placed Benjamin Edward Smith, 42, of Henryville, Indiana under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine, and for Maintaining a Common Nuisance, transporting him to the Scott County Jail where he remains.  Sheriff Goodin advised the following... "As I have said numerous times before, if you come to Scott County with drugs in your possession, plan on an extended stay. My deputies are out in force...they care about our community, and they will arrest you if you are committing a crime in Scott County. The citizens expect nothing less from us, and we will deliver".           

benjamin smith

                                       Benjamin E. Smith   

   suspected meth

                               Suspected Methamphetamine                                                                             





Contact Sheriff Jerry Goodin at Scott County Sheriff's Office (812)752-8400.

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