SHOALS — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug interdiction operation at the Martin County Security Center that led to charges for dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in schedule III-controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of controlled substance.
On Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, Corporal Andrea Barnett and Jail Commander Josh Brulla began an operation to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs into the Martin County Security Center. Jail Commander Brulla provided intel that Ashley C. Green,27, of Terre Haute planned to be at the Security Center in the afternoon and that Green had arranged for the delivery of illegal drugs into the facility during public visitation hours.
During visitation hours, a plain-clothed officer recovered a small unknown article that had been concealed in the visitation area. The retrieved article contained suspected suboxone and a small clear plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance. Upon further examination, the white crystal-like substance field tested positive for methamphetamine and had an approximate field weight of 3 grams.
Later that evening, a search warrant for Green’s minivan was granted, and approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine, that field tested positive, was found in her vehicle. The vehicle search led to additional charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of paraphernalia.
Corporal Barnett then took Green into custody without incident.
Assisting in this investigation were Sergeant Larry Gibson, Deputy Johnathan Wells, Reserve Deputy Greene, Reserve Deputy Harmon and K-9 Spike.