Woman faces meth dealing, counterfeiting charges following investigation

A 38-year-old Kentucky woman was arrested on drug and counterfeiting charges Tuesday following a three-month investigation by the Seymour Police Department.

Aneica T. Couch of Yerkes faces three preliminary Level 4 felony charges of dealing methamphetamine after police oversaw multiple controlled purchases by confidential informants. She also faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of possession of a syringe.

Couch was arrested shortly after noon Tuesday at a hotel on the city’s east side.

Detective Mike Henley said police were able to purchase between 1 and 5 grams each time they made purchases from Couch.

He said the street value of methamphetamine averages $100 per gram.

Couch also faces a preliminary Level 6 felony charge of counterfeiting after police found fake U.S. currency and a printer inside her hotel room. Police declined to confirm how much fake currency was found.

Henley said the investigation into Couch’s activities is not over, and more people could face charges.

"The investigation will continue, and more arrests are expected," he said.

It’s the fifth such arrest this year where Seymour police have made controlled purchases of methamphetamine.

Couch was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:09 p.m. without bond.

A Level 4 felony is punishable between two and 12 years upon conviction. The advisory sentence is six years.