State Police make arrests, drug seizures, in Jackson County

Indiana State Police had a busy day on Wednesday. Traffic stops and investigations led to numerous arrests and the removal of illegal drugs from the streets.

At about 2 p.m., a trooper conducted a traffic stop on I-65 in Jackson County. Authorities say a passenger, 40-year-old Betty Jo Skinner of Seymour, was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and heroin. She was arrested on felony charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Narcotic Drug.

At approximately 9 p.m., the Indiana State Police-Versailles District Criminal Patrol Team executed a search warrant at 745 Miller Lane in Seymour. During the search, troopers reported finding approximately 38 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Two residents were arrested on numerous charges. Steven Venegas, 36, and Amanda Mikel, 25, are facing preliminary felony charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. They both face a misdemeanor charge of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Indiana State Police say these arrests show the agency’s commitment to continue to pursue those who choose to be involved in criminal activity. They encourage anyone with information on ongoing drug activity to contact your area State Police Post.