Canine Dusty finds meth, Oolitic woman behind bars

OOLITIC – In January, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received information that 31-year-old Tanarra Fargo of Oolitic was involved in trafficking and dealing large amounts of methamphetamine in Lawrence County.

Tanarra Fargo

Officers from the Sheriff’s Office, including Narcotics Detective Chris Griggs, along with Indiana State Police DES detectives, launched an investigation into Fargo’s activities. The Bedford Police Department also assisted at various points of the investigation.

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On the evening of Thursday, February 8th, investigators had information that Fargo was traveling to Indianapolis to buy a large amount of methamphetamine to bring back and sell in Lawrence County. On Friday, February 9th, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Fargo was observed driving her 2011 Hyundai south on Old 37 near Judah. Deputies Brenten Trueblood and Kenton Carter conducted a traffic stop.

During the stop, Deputy Josh Rhoades arrived and deployed his canine, Dusty, who gave a positive alert on the vehicle. Deputy Clifford Pruett also assisted.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department provided the photo.

Fargo was found to have approximately 116 grams (1/4 pound) of methamphetamine. She was arrested for dealing methamphetamine over 10 grams, a Level 2 felony, and possession of methamphetamine over 28 grams, a Level 3 felony.

Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office at 812-275-3316, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s tip line at 812-545-4700, submit a tip on the Lawrence County Sheriff’s App, or send an email to All such calls are confidential.