Orleans woman arrested on drug charges after she failed to assist ISP Drug Enforcement Section

MITCHELL – An Orleans woman was arrested on drug charges after an Indiana State Trooper stopped her vehicle on Monday, July 19, 2021.

According to a probable cause affidavit, at 1:54 p.m. the trooper was on patrol on State Road 37 near the Marathon station when he noticed a vehicle parked at the gas station with an expired license plate. 

The officer stopped the driver 37-year-old Harmony Knight. She was wanted on an active warrant in Orange County and she was detained.

Harmony Knight

The trooper asked permission to search Knight’s car, but she refused and told the trooper to get a search warrant. 

The trooper requested a K-9 unit from the Sheriff’s Department.

Knight then let out a sigh and made a spontaneous utterance that there was something inside the vehicle saying there was marijuana in the vehicle.

During the search of the vehicle, the trooper located a cigarette pack. Inside the cigarette pack were a plastic baggie containing crystal meth and a rolled-up dollar bill with meth residue on it.

Also found in the vehicle were three THC vape cartridges, four pills and a partially burnt hand-rolled marijuana cigarette, and a container containing THC wax. 

Knight was arrested on additional charges of possession of meth, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana.

Knight was then transported to the Orange County Jail on the outstanding warrant.

Knight told police she would be willing to help the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section with future investigations. However, Knight did not contact the Drug Enforcement Section nor provided them with information. 

The information was forwarded to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for her arrest on the drug charges.