Property Damage Accident Leads To Drug Bust In Lawrenceburg

The accident happened Tuesday near the intersection of US 50 and State Road 48.

Lacey Laymen and Brandyn Sullivan. Jared Pasko mugshot was unavailable. Photos by the Dearborn County Sheriff's Office. 

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Three people were arrested on drug charges following a property damage accident in Lawrenceburg. 

Lawrenceburg Police were dispatched to the accident on Tuesday in the area of U.S. 50 and State Road 48. 

Upon arriving at the scene, officers made contact with the driver, Lacey Laymen, and two passengers, Jared Pasko and Brandyn Sullivan. According to a probable cause affidavit, Laymen appeared disoriented and allegedly admitted to consuming Trazadone, Zoloft and Fentanyl just prior to the accident. 

Laymen consented to a chemical test and was transported to Highpoint Health for a blood draw. While being booked into the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center, Laymen allegedly admitted that she might have narcotics on her body. She was returned to Highpoint Health to have the narcotics collected. Officers say Laymen was in possession a black pill container with methamphetamine inside. 

At the crash site, officers conducted a probable cause search due to the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the search, officers say they located a white powder substance identified as fentanyl, multi-colored tablets that were ecstacy and 100 small perforated squares that were acid. 

Additionally, Pasko informed officers that he had a conceal carry permit and that there was a pistol in the truck. The pistol was a Smith & Wesson 9 mm Shield. Officers say the pistol had a loaded magazine, as well as a pistol round in the chamber. 

According to court documents, Sullivan told officers that the trio had come to the Lawrenceburg area from North Vernon to meet a man from Ohio to buy drugs at a gas station. Sullivan denied using any of the illegal drugs in the vehicle, and added that Pasko was the main purchaser of the drugs. 

Laymen, 32, of North Vernon, is charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug Schedule I or II (Level 6 Felony), three counts Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor) and Operating While Intoxicated (Class A Misdemeanor). 

Pasko, 30, of Brownstown, is charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug with Enhancing Circumstance (Firearm), a Level 5 Felony, Possession of a Narcotic Drug Schedule I or II (Level 6 Felony), three counts Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor). 

Sullivan, 24, of Seymour, is charged with Possession of a Narcotic Drug Schedule I or II (Level 6 Felony), three counts Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor), and Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor).

Laymen and Sullivan remain held in the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. 




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