Drug Bust Made After Domestic Violence Incident In Franklin Co.

The incident occurred on January 10 on Stipps Hill Road.

Thomas J. Whipple. Photo by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. 

(Franklin County, Ind.) – A domestic violence investigation led to a drug bust in Franklin County.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the incident on the 24000 block of Stipps Hill Road in Salt Creek Township on January 10.

Upon their arrival, deputies discovered the suspect, Thomas J. Whipple trying to flee the residence in his vehicle.

Whipple, 58, of Brookville, was taken into custody on domestic violence charges. During his arrest, Whipple was found in possession of heroin.

He is charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Level 6 felony), Domestic Battery (Class A misdemeanor), Disorderly Conduct (Class B misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C misdemeanor).

Whipple was released from county jail after posting $5,000 cash/surety bond. A trial date has yet to be set, but Whipple could face up to two and a half years in jail and fines up to $10,000, if convicted.

More from Local News

VIDEO: Construction Begins On New Southwest Local Schools

The three new elementary schools and new junior school are expected to be ready for classes in 2021.

Ivy Tech Community College To Host “Macbeth” Performance Lawrenceburg Civic Park

The free play production begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26.

DCF Offering Scholarship Opportunities For Current College Students

Three different scholarships are open to apply for until October 18.

AUDIO: Tigers, Trojans "Showdown" For County Bragging Rights Friday Night

Listen to coaches from Lawrenceburg and East Central share their thoughts on tonight's season-opening rivalry game.

Local Sports Report - August 22

Penalty kicks were needed to decide a winner between Lawrenceburg and East Central in girls soccer Thursday.

Local Sports Report - August 21

Lauren Kelly had a first-place finish for Franklin County cross country Wednesday.

On Air

Old Dominion Make It Sweet 3:32
Jason Aldean Tonight Looks Good On You 3:29
Keith Urban Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me? 3:25
Luke Combs Beer Never Broke My Heart 3:22