Two arrested on drug, weapons charges
Two people were arrested for charges relating to the possession and dealing of methamphetamine last Wednesday evening following an investigation by officers with the Drug Enforcement Section assigned to the Sellersburg Indiana State Police Post.
On Sept. 2, troopers with DES received information about possible drug activity at a Hardinsburg address just inside Orange County. Investigators also learned that their person of interest, 41-year-old Todd Sieg, was wanted on a Clark County warrant.
When officers arrived, they located Sieg and 42-year-old Sarah Wethington. Officers discovered Wethington was wanted on a warrant in Orange County.
After locating Sieg, officers continued their investigation, which included a search of the residence. During the search, officers discovered more than 5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine, three handguns, just less than $3,000 in cash and numerous drug paraphernalia items. Officers also located a stolen wallet related to Sieg’s theft warrant out of Clark County.
Sieg faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony; possession of a handgun by serious violent felon (3 counts), Level 4 felonies; possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number, a Level 5 felony; possession of a Schedule 4 controlled substance, possession of stolen property and maintaining a common nuisance, all Level 6 felonies; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
Wethington’s charges include possession of methamphetamine and visiting a common nuisance, both Level 6 felonies, and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
Both Sieg and Wethington were transported to the Orange County Jail without incident.
Officers from the Drug Enforcement Section were assisted by officers from the Sellersburg Post All-Crimes Policing Squad and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department Drug Team.