North Vernon woman arrested on multiple charges after shoplifting incident

NORTH VERNON — A North Vernon woman was arrested on multiple charges after police said she was detained for shoplifting at a local store.

Katrina Roush, 27, was arrested at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement and theft, North Vernon police said.

North Vernon officers were sent to Walmart about a shoplifter, police said. During the investigation, the shoplifter — identified as Roush — resisted arrest, police said. As she was being transported to the Jennings County Jail, police found several drug-related items on her, police said.

Officers also located a corner-cut bag containing a white crystalline substance, which tested positive for methamphetamine, officers said. Officers measured the methamphetamine at 8.7 grams.

Police records show Roush was arrested two weeks ago and about 7 grams of methamphetamine was confiscated from her during that arrest, police said.

Roush was out on bail on that arrest when she was arrested Tuesday, police said.

Roush is now being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $2,100 bond.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.