Area Woman Arrested on Meth; Trafficking and Other Charges


LOOGOOTEE -- A Loogootee woman is in jail today on drug charges.

A deputy with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle Sunday afternoon for committing multiple traffic violations.

The deputy got suspicious and called in a drug K9 to perform an open air sniff of the vehicle.  The dog gave the signal and police searched the vehicle.

They say they found a Scheduled II Controlled Substance in the passenger’s pocket. She’s identified as 22-year-old Jocelyn Souerdike of Loogootee.

Once in the jail, officers found a bag containing meth and a syringe with meth residue.

She’s charged with possession of the meth, syringe, controlled substance and paraphernalia.

Souerdike is also charged with trafficking the meth into the Security Center and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

The driver of the vehicle and the suspect had an active no contact order between the two of them.  Souerdike was also charged with Invasion of Privacy.