Joshua D. Lucas. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department
Joshua D. Lucas. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department

Press Release

On August 4, 2019, at approx. 11:06 pm, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were advised by an off-duty Hope Police officer that he observed Joshua D. Lucas in a silver Impala as it was leaving the area of the Circle K gasoline station.

After deputies confirmed that Lucas, 26, 115 Broad Street, Hope, had an outstanding warrant, Deputy Andrew Dougan located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Deputy Dougan located a bag on Lucas’s person that contained a white crystal substance, suspected to be methamphetamine, as well as a brown powder that was suspected to be heroin.

Lucas was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Warrant – Bartholomew County
  • Warrant – Out of County

He remains in BCJ without bond.

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

Primary Deputy: Deputy Andrew Dougan

Assisting Officer: Hope Police Officer Adam Mathis

Assisting Agency: Hope PD