From: Gibson County Prosecutor's Office
ANOTHER DRUG CONVICTION FROM OCTOBER PRINCETON DRUG RAID
Tiffany J. Martin, age 25, Princeton, pleaded guilty in Gibson Circuit Court to one count of Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine, a Class B felony and to one count of Purchase of Ephedrine or Pseudoephedrine over 3 grams, a Class C misdemeanor. In return for her guilty plea to both counts, Judge Jeff Meade sentenced Martin to eight (8) years, of which the first six (6) years are to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections with the remaining two years to be served on probation. Martin was arrested during an October 2007 drug sweep conducted by the Princeton Police Department and the Indiana State Police. Evidence showed that Martin participated in numerous telephone conversations with a confidential police informant (C.I.) wherein they discussed setting up a drug deal. Police observed the C.I. meet with Martin at South Side Park in Princeton, where she was given $100 of prerecorded money to use to purchase methamphetamine from a third party. Indiana State Police Detective Rob Hornbrook kept Martin under constant surveillance, and followed her to 1117 S. Seminary Street in Princeton, where he observed Martin meeting with a female later identified as Tina Murphy. After a short period of time, Martin left Murphy’s home and returned to South Side Park, where she provided the C.I. with approximately 1.2 grams of methamphetamine. Detective Hornbrook then obtained a search warrant for the property located at 1117 S. Seminary Street and recovered four of the five prerecorded $20 bills that the C.I. had given to Martin to purchase meth. Murphy was subsequently charged with Dealing in a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Deal in Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana and is currently incarcerated at the Gibson County Jail awaiting trial. Gibson County Prosecutor Robert Krieg stated this is another in a long line of convictions he expects to obtain from the October drug raid. Krieg noted that law enforcement officers, led by Princeton Police Detectives Mike Hurt and Steve McNeece and ISP Detective Rob Hornbrook, did an excellent job in coordinating the entire operation, up to and including providing him very solid cases to prosecute. “I continue to be encouraged that our constant pursuit of those involved in the drug trade in Gibson County is making a difference.” said Krieg. Krieg noted that this is the third person of the twelve individuals arrested during the drug raid that has pled guilty and that he expects agreements will be reached in nearly every other case. Two more defendants arrested during the October raid, sisters Michelle Massey and Jennifer Wesley, are scheduled to be sentenced on May 20th.