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[ISP] Troopers Investigate Tip, Find Marijuana; Evansville Couple Arrested
Start Date: 3/19/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/19/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Vanderburgh County – Tuesday, March 19, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Indiana State Police responded to 1607 East Sycamore in Evansville to investigate a complaint of illegal drug activity. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana inside the residence when Christine Jackson, 29, answered the front door. Troopers obtained a search warrant for the residence and found marijuana, paraphernalia and a box that contained equipment commonly used to cultivate marijuana. The homeowners, Christine Jackson, 29, and Shawn Smith, 32, were arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where they are currently being held without bond. Their five-year-old daughter was present. The Division of Family and Children Services was contacted and the child was released to a family member.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Shawn Smith, 32, 1607 East Sycamore, Evansville, IN
• Christine Jackson, 29, 1607 East Sycamore, Evansville, IN
1. Neglect of a Dependant, Class D Felony
2. Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class D Felony
3. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
4. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Investigating Officers: Senior Trooper Scott Qualls, Master Trooper Kevin Brown and
Master Trooper Kevin Waters, Indiana State Police

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Todd Ringle
Phone: 812-868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
Shawn Smith
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