Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Dealing Charges for Shoals Woman

(LOOGOOTEE) – On Thursday night, Martin County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Josh Harmon was on patrol in Loogootee when he observed a vehicle commit a moving traffic violation.

Reserve Deputy Harmon stopped the vehicle. Deputy Joshua Seymour and Reserve Deputy Jason Greene arrived to assist. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Melissa D. Wininger.

During Reserve Deputy Harmon’s investigation, deputies located approximately 12 grams of a white crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. The alleged meth was packaged into multiple small baggies. Police also located syringes.

Police say there were minor children in the vehicle. Wininger was arrested and transported to the Martin County Security Center without incident on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, unlawful possession of syringes, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of neglect of a dependent and maintaining a common nuisance.