By MATT THACKER
A 24-year-old New Albany man was arrested Friday evening by the New Albany Police Department’s FLEX unit on drug-dealing and child-neglect charges, according to an NAPD news release.
Russell W. Hodge, of the 1600 block of Bryn Mawr Court, was arrested just before 8:30 p.m. after an investigation at his apartment into oxycodone, a schedule II controlled substance.
Police also accuse Hodge of being negligent in the care of his 1-year-old and 2-year-old children. The Floyd County Department of Child Services determined the children would be placed in the care of their mother, identified as Hodge’s girlfriend.
He was booked into the Floyd County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance, a class A felony; possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony; and neglect of a dependent, a class D felony.
Woman charged with OWI, child neglect
A Jeffersonville grandmother was arrested Sunday on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent, according to an Indiana State Police news release.
ISP Trooper Mary Sanchez reported that a 2003 Ford Focus nearly struck her vehicle and then swerved left of center just prior to stopping on Ind. 60 at Tall Pines Drive in Clark County.
The driver, 54-year-old Jacqueline Gibson, was given a field sobriety test and was transported to Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.
She was later placed under arrest for operating while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent. She reportedly had a 2-year-old grandchild in the back seat.
The child was released to the mother, and Gibson was transported to the Clark County Jail awaiting an initial hearing.
Woman arrested on outstanding warrants
A woman was arrested Friday following a traffic stop on the 2300 block of Charlestown Road in New Albany after NAPD officers learned she was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.
Police arrested 37-year-old Mary A. Montgomery, of the 1900 block of East Ind. 62 in Leavenworth, at about 5:30 p.m., according to an NAPD news release.
Montgomery was reportedly a passenger in the car, and a routine investigation revealed she was wanted on two warrants in Floyd County.
She was booked into the Floyd County Jail awaiting an initial hearing. She is charged in the warrants with possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; possession of paraphernalia, a class A misdemeanor; and driving while suspended, a class A misdemeanor