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04/30/2014

Six People are Arrested on Drug Charges in Scott County

Michael White

Ray Lee Stidham

Travis Pate

Joseph Barrett

Kathy Babcock

James Caudill

   

Six people have been arrested so far as a result of a drug roundup conducted by authorities with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sheriff McClain, investigations are continuing and more arrests are expected to come.  Sheriff McClain explains “These individuals that were arrested were alleged to be dealing in a variety of narcotics including prescription pills and methamphetamine.”

During the execution of these arrest warrants, authorities discovered and seized additional narcotics, paraphernalia, and equipment common with dealing.

Those arrested were:

*James Caudill, (57), of Austin, charged with Dealing in a Contolled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

 

*Michael White, (50), of Austin, charged with a Dealing in a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance..

 

*Kathy Babcock, (39), of Austin, charged with Dealing in a Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

 

*Travis Pate, (22), of Scottsburg, charged with Dealing in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet school, Dealing in a Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a public park. At the time of his arrest, Pate was found to be in possession of several bottles of anabolic steroids and a substantial amount of hypodermic needles.

 

*Ray Lee Stidham, (50), of Austin, charged with two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine and two counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

 

*Joseph Barrett, (36), of Austin, charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. At the time of his arrest, Barrett was found to be in possession of additional methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and equipment that is commonly used when dealing in methamphetamine.

Sheriff McClain encourages the citizens of Scott County to report any suspicious activity, including drug activity, to the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff McClain reminds the citizens that the Scott County Sheriff’s office maintains a tip line where callers can remain anonymous. 812.752.7898.

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