Drug Investigation Takes 450 Grams of Meth Off the Streets

(MITCHELL) – On Saturday, January 4th, the Indiana State Police concluded a lengthy drug investigation by arresting 42-year-old Jarrod Crouch, of Bloomington.

The State Police had received information that Crouch was supplying methamphetamine in and around Lawrence, Monroe, and Greene counties.

The Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement section initiated an investigation in Lawrence County that led to information that Crouch was going to be transporting a large amount of meth back to these areas for distribution.

During the early morning hours of January 4th, troopers from the Bloomington State Police Post initiated a traffic stop on Crouch after observing a traffic violation. 

Mitchell Police Department deployed canine Jack, who alerted troopers to possible drugs in the vehicle. Troopers then searched Crouch’s vehicle and located 450 grams of methamphetamine. 

Crouch was arrested and transported to the Morgan County jail, where he is currently detained.

According to ISP Sgt. Curt Durnil, an average dose of methamphetamine ranges between a quarter of a gram and one gram. Crouch had enough methamphetamine to distribute between 450 to 1,800 doses.

Crouch was arrested on charges of dealing meth more than 10 grams at Level 2 felony and possession of meth more than 10 grams a Level 2 felony.

Anyone with illegal drug information is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. Tips can remain anonymous.