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A Joint Investigation involving Scott Co. Sheriff's Office, Scottsburg City Police and Probation Dept


A Joint Investigation involving the Scott County Sheriff's Office, Scottsburg City Police, and the Scott County Probation Department results in more Drug Arrests NOTE: A Concerned Citizen Provided the Tip that Resulted in this Investigation

Scott County-On 7-28-2022, Scott County Sheriff's Deputies, Scottsburg City Police Officers, and the Chief of the Scott County Probation Department converged upon a residence (3842 W. State Road 56, Scottsburg) to conduct a probation check at the location. Upon arrival at the residence and after making contact with the occupants inside, various drugs, paraphernalia, and evidence of drug sales were located. Additionally, arrest warrants from another jurisdiction were served as well.  Located at the residence were approximately 2.5 pounds of marijuana, digital scales, and other drug paraphernalia used in the distribution of controlled substances. Joseph Ray Lamaster, 26 of Scottsburg was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.  Sean Michael Browning, 29, of Scottsburg was charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance and False Informing.  Melissa Leshy Crick, 28 of Charlestown was charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance. Additionally, Crick was wanted on a warrant issued out of Floyd County, Indiana which was served by officers at the scene. Ultimately, Lamaster, Browning, and Crick were all transported to the Scott County Jail. The officers involved in this investigation and subsequent arrests were Scott County Sheriff's Deputies Johnney Coomer, Paul Clute, Jessica Dickey, and Joe Johnson, Scottsburg City Police Officers Ryen Ware, Jordan Bowles, Greg Green and Steve Herald, and Scott Pool of the Scott County Probation Department.

These arrests stem from a citizen providing a "tip" that suspected criminal activity was occurring at the State Road 56 address...a report of heavy vehicle traffic to and from the residence was concerning, along with periodic disturbances in the neighborhood which led officers to the eventual arrests of those involved. Sheriff Goodin stressed the following..."This is another example of a concerned citizen providing information which in turn resulted in drugs being confiscated and a drug dealer put on notice". Sheriff Goodin wishes to convey his thanks to that anonymous citizen who took the time to place the call...together, we are making a difference.

              joseph lamaster.jpg sean browning.jpg                                                                                                                                   Joseph LaMaster               Sean Browning                           

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Melissa Crick




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

All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.