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Operation Eye Opener, Chapter #1, nabs six for Dealing Meth

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 10:49am

By Scott County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Jerry Goodin

Stay Tuned- Chapter #2 to follow

Detective Paul Clute with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office was assigned to work undercover drug investigations by Sherriff Goodin. The focus was on Methamphetamine Dealers under the code name, Operation Eye Opener, Chapter #1. As a result, numerous undercover investigations for dealing in illegal drugs were performed.

After working the investigations they were turned into the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office for review. After the prosecutor’s office reviewed the investigations, charges started being released and the first round of arrests have occurred. Six suspects have been arrested over the last several days.




Tanea Carnes, 34, of Scottsburg, IN, was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine; Daniel Robinson, 32, of Scottsburg was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine; James White, 34, of Scottsburg was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine; Travis Baker, 42, of Austin was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine; Jenny Stamper, 44, of Austin was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine and Aaron Couch, 30, of Otisco, Indiana was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine.

More cases and more arrests are coming, that is why this is called Chapter #1. If you have dealt drugs in Scott County over the last couple of months you should be very worried. Sheriff Goodin and his deputy’s commitment to a drug free Scott County is in full swing with 141 persons arrested for drug related offenses since January 1, 2019.

He also commented the public’s help has been tremendous and is helping lead the push.

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