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July 11, 2013

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As Hodges stepped from the vehicle, the officer noted, “... I could see what appeared to be the end of a hypodermic needle sticking out of the edge of her bra, which could be seen outside of her tank top.”

After given consent by Hodges, police searched the vehicle and discovered in her wallet a used syringe without a cap containing a small liquid.

Hodges told the officer that she had shot up methamphetamine about an hour earlier.

Police also found several prescription pills in the vehicle. 

Officers reported due to Hodges’ impairment, field sobriety tests could not be safely conducted.

“She continued sitting down, stating that she could not stand for very long and officers had to lean against her vehicle to keep her from sitting down or falling down.”

After being taken to the Michael L. Becher Adult Correctional Complex, a female corrections officer found another used syringe containing a small amount of methamphetamine in Hodges’ bra.

Hodges was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, a class B felony; possession of controlled substance, a class C felony; legend act violation, possession of needle or syringe, residential entry and operating while intoxicated, all class D felonies.

 

Good Samaritan’s action leads to arrest

Jeffersonville police arrested Thomas Leffler, 30, of 821 Fulton St., after responding to his home on a battery call July 3. 

Police had received a call from a woman who was dropping a friend off at a nearby home.

The woman reported to police that she heard another woman screaming for help and realized the screaming was coming from a nearby home. The woman went to the home where she found the front door open. When she looked inside, she reported finding a man, later identified as Leffler, in the act of beating a woman as her 3-year-old son was trying to stop Heffler’s attack.

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