Francesville woman arrested on drug charges
Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:31

MEDARYVILLE - Pulaski County police arrested a Francesville woman Sunday (Oct. 8), on numerous marijuana and other drug-related charges during a traffic stop in Medaryville.

Arrested was Kimberly Mitchell, 54, who was the driver of the car stopped by police on U.S. 421 and SR 14, near Medaryville.

During the traffic stop, the police deputy was speaking with Mitchell at her vehicle when the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle was detected, according to a report issued by the sheriff's office.

Mitchell exited the vehicle at the deputy’s request, after initially being uncooperative. A marshal from the Medaryville Police Department arrived to assist with the incident.

While standing outside of the vehicle Mitchell was observed to be in possession of a knife. The officers requested to secure the knife for the safety of Mitchell and the officers. Mitchell was then observed removing an unknown object from her pocket as officers were attempting to secure the knife, according to the police report. Mitchell then began physically resisting the officers as she refused to release the item she had removed from her pocket. Officers were able to retrieve the item Mitchell removed from her pocket and found the item to be a plastic bag containing methamphetamine.

Upon further investigation, an officer recovered additional methamphetamine as well as marijuana, controlled substances, and items consistent with the sale or distributing of marijuana, controlled substances, and methamphetamine.

Mitchell was transported the to the Pulaski County Jail where she was booked in on the initial charges of:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 5 Felony
  • Dealing in Marijuana, Level 6 Felony
  • Dealing in Controlled Substance, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor