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Three Arrested For Drugs In Two Different Cases
Updated February 3, 2016 7:11 AM | Filed under: Crime
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James R. Eaks
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Candice M. Eaks
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Lance Smith

(SCOTTSBURG) - On Monday troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg were at 719 Curtsinger Street, Lot 39, in Scottsburg.

According to ISP Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin, troopers were there conducting an investigation when they came into contact with 49-year-old Lance Smith of Scottsburg at the residence. After speaking to Smith troopers discovered him to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

He was placed under arrest and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.

At or near the same time as the above arrest around 2:30 p.m., Sellersburg State Police dispatchers put out a call of a possible impaired driver operating a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, on Interstate 65 South, near the 16 Mile Marker in Clark County.

A trooper was able to locate and conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near the 9 Mile Marker, (Sellersburg), for a traffic infraction.

After further investigation and assistance from an Indiana State Police K-9, the driver, 40-year-old James R. Eaks, from Greenfield, IN, was arrested for OWI refusal. Eaks was also found to be in possession of and charged with, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

A passenger, Candice M. Eaks, 36, from Maxwell, IN, was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were both transported to and incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.

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