Crothersville woman arrested after drug investigation


A 38-year-old Crothersville woman was arrested Wednesday for dealing methamphetamine out of her residence and other drug charges, police report.

Ashley Denise Chapman was arrested after an investigation by a narcotics officer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release from the department.

The investigation came after a narcotics officer received information that illegal drugs were being sold from Chapman’s residence on U.S. 31 just north of Crothersville.

The officer reported buying methamphetamine from Chapman with the assistance of narcotics detectives from the Seymour Police Department.

A search warrant signed by Jackson Superior Court II Judge Bruce MacTavish was executed Wednesday by the narcotics officers with the assistance of Crothersville Police Department and Jackson County officers.

During the search, officers reported finding methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, including plastic bags, measured scooping devices, funnels and scales. That led police to believe Chapman was dealing from her residence. She was home at the time of the search.

Chapman was arrested and faces a preliminary Level 4 felony charge of dealing methamphetamine, a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and a Class C misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia.

She was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday and is being held without bond pending her initial hearing.

A Level 4 felony carries a prison sentence of two to 12 years if convicted. The advisory sentence is six years.

Assisting with the investigation and arrest include county officers Zach Elliot, Clint Burcham and Cy Moss, Crothersville Police Chief Matt Browning, Crothersville Officer Jonathon Tabor and the Seymour Police Department’s detective division. 

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