Battery Allegation Leads to Meth Arrest of Loogootee Woman

(MARTIN CO.) – Last Wednesday afternoon officers were flagged down by a female in Loogootee. The female told police she had been battered at a residence south of Loogootee.

Martin County Sheriff deputies spoke with the alleged victim and went to the location were the incident took place and spoke with the suspect.

57-year-old Carolyn Shipp, of Loogootee, allowed officers into the residence. During the interaction, officers found meth and drug paraphernalia in plain view.

Shipp was detained and she denied written consent to search her residence.

Shipp was transported to the Martin County Security Center on preliminary charges of battery, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A search warrant was granted by Martin County Circuit Court Judge Lynne Ellis. During the search of the residence resulted in recovering 6 grams of a white powdery substance that field-tested for methamphetamine, a handgun, a scale, baggies, a syringe, marijuana, and paraphernalia.

She was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, with enhancing circumstance (firearm) – Level 2 felony, possession of methamphetamine with enhancing circumstance ( firearm), Level 4 felony, maintaining a common nuisance, Level -6 felony, unlawful possession of a syringe, Level -6 felony, possession of marijuana, Class – B misdemeanor, battery, Class B misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor.