Accused habitual traffic violator arrested on heroin-related charges

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local woman as a habitual traffic violator and also on heroin-related charges.

Deputies saw Heather L. Walker, 35, 918 Lafayette Ave., driving a Mazda 626 passenger car in the area of Executive Drive near the Edinburgh Outlet Mall at 10:30 a.m. Monday, deputies said.

Walker was known by deputies to be a habitual traffic violator for life and they did a traffic stop and arrested Walker.

Deputies found about 3.5 grams of suspected heroin on Walker and located several empty plastic bags as well as other drug-related paraphernalia, deputies said.

Walker is being held without bond in the Bartholomew County jail on charges of dealing in heroin, possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia and being a habitual traffic violator, deputies said.

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