Bartholomew County woman turns herself in on drug warrant


A 32-year-old Bartholomew County woman turned herself in on a warrant to authorities Wednesday for dealing methamphetamine.

Kierra Jeanette Krise of Hartsville faces Level 3 and Level 4 felony drug charges for dealing during two controlled purchases by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives Ben Rudolph and Jeff Walters oversaw the controlled purchases in November where a confidential informant bought more than 11 grams of methamphetamine from Krise in Jackson County, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Police said the first purchase was made with $275 for 4.6 grams and the second with $350 for 6.8 grams, court documents show.

Police recorded the purchases, and one video showed the first purchase where Krise directly handed the informant methamphetamine after separating it from a larger bag, according to the probable cause.

Court documents said the second purchase showed Krise set two bags of methamphetamine in front of the informant.

Police said in court documents that both purchases tested positive for methamphetamine.

A warrant signed by Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter was issued Dec. 11.

Krise was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 8:43 p.m. without bond. Her initial hearing has not been set.

A Level 3 felony carries a sentence between three and 16 years if convicted. The advisory sentence is nine years.

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