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5/27/2017 7:09:00 AM
Hope man facing drug charges after found sleeping in car
Shawn S. Sanford
Shawn S. Sanford

Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department


Press release

On May 25, approx. 12:21 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff's Deputy Dane Duke responded to a welfare check call in the 700 block of Jonesville Road.

On arrival, Deputy Duke observed Shawn Scott Sanford, 40, 171 Schaefer Drive, Hope, IN who appeared to be sleeping in his vehicle. While checking Sanford's information, Deputy Duke was alerted that Sanford was wanted on an out-of-county arrest warrant and he was taken into custody without incident.

Deputy Duke found several syringes and a digital scale in Sanford's vehicle. A plastic bag with a crystal substance, believed to be methamphetamine, and a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, were found on Sanford's person.

Sanford remains in the Bartholomew County Jail without bond on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of methamphetamine,

  • Possession of a legend drug injection device,

  • Trafficking with an inmate,

  • Possession of marijuana,

  • Possession of paraphernalia, and

  • Warrant issued through Jennings County

    All persons are considered innocent unless/until proven guilty in a court of law.



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