Press release

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hope woman after she was reported to be unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle while sitting at a gasoline pump at Circle K in Taylorsville.

On Oct. 7, at approximately 12:26 a.m., BCSO Deputy Adam Warner located the woman identified as Tracy S. Beeker, 53, 7550 E 800N, Hope. Several syringes and other drug-related items were in plain view.

After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, Beeker was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of Legend Drug Injection Devices
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

She remains in BCJ in lieu of $63,500 bond.

“Drug abuse remains one of the biggest issues in our community," said Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers. “Drugs destroy people and families.”

"(The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team) and your Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively pursue those who are distributing and abusing dangerous drugs in Bartholomew County,” Myers said. “Collectively, we vow to maximize our resources to succeed in this mission."

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