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Two Arrested in Drug Case

Brandon Lee Smith

Victoria Elizabeth Autenrieb

September 16, 2014: Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Lee Smith and Victoria Elizabeth Autenrieb during a traffic stop that was conducted on Wardell Street in Scottsburg. 

During the investigation, Deputy Cheatham discovered that Autenrieb, the driver of the vehicle, had a large amount of cash sitting on her lap and that she wasn’t able to provide documents, such as her Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance.

Deputy Shawn Meyer and his K-9 unit arrived and assisted in the investigation and upon conducting an exterior sniff of the vehicle, the K-9 indicated that there were possible narcotics within the same; an interview with Autenrieb confirmed that she was in possession of narcotics; Xanax. 

During a search of the vehicle, Deputies discovered Hydrocodone, Marijuana and Paraphernalia (Glass Pipe), which is used to ingest illegal substances into the body. 

Brandon Lee Smith and Victoria Elizabeth Autenrieb were arrested and transported to the Scott County Security Center where addition drugs, cash and a handgun were discovered.    

Victoria Elizabeth Autenrieb’s purse was inventoried and a .22 caliber revolver was found along with a total of $8,553.00 in US Currency. 

Brandon Lee Smith was searched and 11.38 grams of Methamphetamine and $640.75 in US Currency were located.

An additional 7.31 grams of Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen pills were discovered at the site where the traffic stop was made.    

Sheriff Mc Clain stated that he is happy with the amount of drugs and drug money that was taken off our streets through proactive Law Enforcement.  Deputies involved in this bust had just recently completed drug interdiction training and because of their efforts, another drug dealer is off the streets. 

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