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Hope woman arrested on drug charges

 A woman asleep at the wheel of a car was arrested on drug charges.


Early Monday morning the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hope woman after she was reported to be unconscious behind the wheel of her vehicle while sitting at a gasoline pump at Circle K in Taylorsville. 


Just before 12:30 am BCSO Deputy Adam Warner located the woman identified as Tracy Beeker, 53, Hope.  Several syringes and other drug-related items were in plain view.


After being taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, Beeker was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:


Possession of Legend Drug Injection Devices

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Paraphernalia


She remains in BCJ in lieu of $63,500 bond.