By Matt Popovich
Christopher Anderson and Katelin Bruce
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) - The prevalence of illegal prescription drug abuse in rural communities still an issue for officers, as evidenced by yet more Dearborn County arrests for dealing pills.
A local couple is accused dealing prescription pills, at least once with their young children present. Christopher T. Anderson, 28, of Dillsboro, and Katelin M. Bruce, 22, of Lawrenceburg, were arrested August 30 and charged with Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Class B felony) and Neglect of a Dependent (Class D felony).
According to court documents filed August 7, Anderson, also known as “Elbow”, sold prescription pills to an undercover officer of the Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit last April and May. A confidential informant was utilized to gain information regarding the case. The informant also introduced the officer to Anderson.
Investigators allege Anderson sold prescription pills to undercover officers on several occasions. On one occasion, Anderson and Bruce allegedly met officers at the local Walmart to sell prescription pills out of their vehicle with their two children - one of them an infant - in the back seat of the vehicle.
Anderson is being held at the Dearborn County Jail on a $1,500 cash and $75,000 surety bond. Bruce was charged and released on an unknown bond.
Buprenorphine, also known by the brand names Suboxone or Subtex, is a commonly abused prescription pill often prescribed to individuals who are trying to cease the use of opiates.