• Drug court participant arrested for meth

    by  • March 7, 2013 • News

    A 37-year-old Patoka woman has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies for alleged methamphetamine related crimes.

    Trina Organ

    Trina Organ

    Trina Marie Organ was a participant in the Marion County Drug Court program, having been admitted into the program following a December arrest and conviction for felony possession of less than 15-grams of meth precursors. A charge of felony possession of less than 5-grams of meth was dismissed as part of the original plea agreement.

    Organ and her husband were both at home when deputies, along with members of the State Police Meth Task Force and the Patoka Police Department conducted a search of the home. The husband and wife were both initially arrested, but the husband was subsequently released when Trina Organ took responsibility for the items found in the home.

    Court records indicate law enforcement had probable cause to conduct a warrantless arrest on Organ. The search of the home reportedly revealed less than 5-grams of meth, along with meth manufacturing waste. Records indicate law enforcement found two small baggies containing a substance that tested positive for meth, along with drug paraphernalia, equipment and receipts for the purchase of items used in the manufacture of meth.

    In the December case, Organ pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four-years probation and ordered to pay court costs. She was then admitted into the Drug Court Program. The state filed a petition today to revoke that probation.

    Organ remains in the Marion County Jail, with bail set at $20,000 — the same amount set in the previous case. Her next court appearance is scheduled for March 19, for a first appearance with court appointed counsel.