Drug Abuse

Drug court approaches 15 years of community work, celebrates new graduate

2019-08-16T19:16:30+00:00August 13th, 2019|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse, Prosecutor's office|

HANCOCK COUNTY — She was all smiles, and so was everyone standing with her during a graduation celebration at the Hancock County Courthouse. Lisa Kane has taken concrete steps forward by grabbing control of her life, with the help from county officials whose goal is to rehabilitate addicts. Kane, 42, Greenfield, was the 101st person

Hancock County mom pushes for stricter laws after son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-12T21:16:11+00:00August 12th, 2019|CBS 4, Child abuse, Drug Abuse|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She’s motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays with cars

Thousands of cases not completed at Indiana State Police crime labs

2019-08-14T14:40:27+00:00April 5th, 2019|Drug Abuse, Fox 59, Police Department, Prosecutor's office, WXIN|

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana State Police crime labs are getting more cases than scientists can handle and its creating a backlog. When a police agency confiscates drugs, they are sent to one of the state’s four labs. Then, scientists test the chemical compounds to determine what the drug is specifically. Most of the

Hancock County mom calls for stricter laws after she says son ingested cocaine during visit with dad

2019-08-14T14:41:51+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Child abuse, Child abuse prevention, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A mom in Hancock County is pushing for stricter laws after she says her baby ingested cocaine. Jennifer Trattner supports Senate Bill 323 which is making its way through the state legislature. She's motivated by what she calls a painful few years. Her 2-year-old son Asher is active. He constantly plays

Court docs: Greenfield couple rewarded boy with marijuana for good behavior, took it away when he misbehaved

2019-08-14T14:45:04+00:00December 6th, 2018|Child abuse, Drug Abuse, Fox 59, WXIN|

UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2018)– Susan Glascock pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent and domestic battery. She received a 545-day suspended sentence. Original story: GREENFIELD, Ind. — A boy’s caretakers gave him marijuana as a reward for good behavior and took it away from him if he misbehaved, he told police. According to court documents, the

Man gets 7 years for dealing

2018-06-22T15:21:19+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Greenfield Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — A man will serve a seven-year sentence after admitting to selling methamphetamine out of his Greenfield apartment. But prosecutors were forced to drop a charge of dealing a controlled substance the man had also faced after lab results showed he hadn’t coated candies with enough drugs to warrant

Police: Woman accused in teen’s overdose death relapsed following rehab

2018-02-11T19:10:45+00:00February 11th, 2018|Daily Reporter, Drug Abuse|

By Caitlin VanOverberghe, Daily Reporter GREENFIELD — The woman accused of reckless homicide in the overdose death of a local teen also suffered from drug addiction and had relapsed after a stint in rehab, officials said. Prosecutor Brent Eaton talked about Anna Southgate’s history, brushes with the law followed by attempts to get her some help,

19-year-old charged with reckless homicide after Greenfield teen’s overdose death

2018-02-11T18:59:20+00:00February 11th, 2018|Drug Abuse, WXIN|

 GREENFIELD, Ind. – Prosecutors in Hancock County have charged at 19-year-old in connection with the overdose death of a teen earlier this year. Around noon on Jan. 3, 2018, Greenfield police and EMS units were called to a home in the 900 block of Gondola Run for an unresponsive person. There they found 16-year-old