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Michael Robert Barrett

November 28, 2014: Deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Robert Barrett during a traffic stop that was conducted near the intersection of US 31 and East York Road in Austin. 

During the investigation, Deputy Shawn Mayer obtained information from the driver and passenger of the vehicle. While speaking to the occupants, both appeared extremely nervous, uncooperative, and would not make eye contact. Based on the peculiar behavior being exhibited he retrieved his narcotic detection canine from his commission to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle for the possible presence of narcotics. As Deputy Mayer was conducting his investigation Reserve Officer Lonnie Combs of the Austin Police Department and Deputy Jac Sanders arrived on scene to assist. 

Upon conducting an exterior sniff of the vehicle, his K-9, Arina, indicated to the possible presence of narcotics within the 2007 Buick Lacrosse in (2) locations on the exterior of the vehicle.  A subsequent search of the vehicle and personal property incident to arrest resulted in the discovery of (1) metallic cylinder and (4) Oval pills identified as Acetaminophen 325mg/ Oxycodone 10mg a Schedule II controlled substance.

Subsequently Barrett was arrested and transported to the Scott County Security Center, Scott County, Indiana, for processing. Upon processing Barrett began to fight with Jail Officers in an attempt to swallow a small baggie of Methamphetamine, and a small baggie of Heroin from which he pulled from his person during a strip search being conducted by Jail Officers in the Security Center.

After being subdued and that evidence being recovered, $190.00 in U.S. Currency was also seized, due to the nature of which the narcotics was packaged for possible sale. Barrett was transported to Scott Memorial for evaluation due to the possible ingestion of a larger quantity of illicit substances. After observation for 48 hours jail officers then transported Barrett back to the Security Center where he is being held in custody.

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