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Former Springville Woman Back In Jail
Updated May 5, 2013 1:06 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(BLOOMFIELD) - A Seymour woman, who formerly lived in the Springville area, is back in jail following her arrest Monday on a petition to revoke a suspended sentence.

Tammy S. Bowling, 41, is being held without bond pending a court appearance.

Nick Schneider, of the Greene County Daily World, reports the petition to revoke her suspended sentence was filed by Greene County Chief Probation Officer Mike Pate on Jan. 13 for alleged probation violations - that included allegedly being in possession of a hypodermic needle; she allegedly operated a motor vehicle while her driving privileges were suspended and allegedly admitted to Jackson County law enforcement officials that she has ingested meth following her arrest Dec. 30, 2011 on a drug charge; she failed to pay required probation fees in Greene County; and she was terminated from the probation program in Jackson County, according to court records.

A Greene Circuit Court jury found the former Springville woman guilty on three drug-related charges on Nov. 17, 2004.

Guilty verdicts came for dealing in a controlled substance - a Class C felony; neglect of a dependent - a class D felony; and possession of marijuana - a class A misdemeanor.

She was sentenced on Feb. 8, 2005 to seven years with the Indiana Department of Correction on the dealing in a controlled substance charge, one year for the neglect of a dependent charge and one year on the marijuana charge.

She was released in Nov. 2007 and placed on probation.

Bowling was returned to DOC custody on Nov. 10, 2010 for five months on the dealing charge for a probation violation. She was released Jan. 5, 2011.

The original charges stem from a April 14, 2003 drug bust at 222 Blue Sky South, near Springville.

Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Brad Stille was dispatched to the home to investigate a report of a 7-year-old boy who had been left at there without a parent or guardian.

When Stille arrived, he looked through the door and observed glass jars on the kitchen countertop that contained a fluid that was "discolored and separated," along with a jar that had a coffee filter placed on top, according to court records.

Stille noted in his probable cause affidavit that through his experience and training as a law enforcement officer he identified the items as components of a drug lab.

Stille then entered the residence and discovered the child asleep on the floor.

A short time later the boy's father Jeffrey Chandler and Bowling his mother, arrived separately.

Members of the Indiana State Police Meth Task Force, based at the Bloomington post, received consent to search the residence from Chandler. Officers found an active methcathinone "cat" lab at the residence.

Bowling told police that she and her boyfriend (Chandler) had engaged in an argument because "he wasn't done with the drug cook before their son arrived home." She advised that both her and Chandler had left the residence to buy drug manufacturing supplies - leaving the small boy home alone with an active drug lab present, according to court records.

She also told police that marijuana found in the residence belonged to both she and Chandler.

Chandler pled guilty to related charges as part of a negotiated plea agreement and was sentenced to six years with the Indiana Department of Correction on Oct. 9, 2003. He was released to the custody of the Greene Circuit Court on Feb. 2, 2005.

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