Police: Teen charged for dealing heroin, marijuana

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield teenager is accused of dealing heroin and marijuana, but she told police she’s the middle man and “not a large narcotics-dealer,” according to court documents.

Courtney Carlisle, 18, was charged this week with five felony counts related to drug-possession and dealing, including a Level 3 felony charge of dealing narcotics.

Police said an anonymous tipster led them to Carlisle, accusing the girl of “selling large amounts of marijuana,” court documents state.

Officers tailed Carlisle’s car in early February and stopped her for a traffic violation. The stop led to a search of her Greenfield home.

In Carlisle’s home and vehicle, officers found more than 60 grams of marijuana, several grams of heroin and large amounts of cash, court documents state.

A juvenile friend who was a passenger in the car when Carlisle was stopped told police Carlisle gets her drugs from overseas, and the friend was able to tell police where in her house the girl stored her drugs and money, court documents state.

Carlisle, however, told investigators it was her young friend who sold drugs, and she was simply holding items for the boy, court documents state.

She allowed police to search her home and her cellphone, telling them everything they’d find would show she was just a “middle man,” court documents state.

Officers downloaded messages from Carlisle’s cellphone that showed her communicating with people looking to buy heroin and marijuana, court documents state. The messages dated back to May 2015, police said.

Carlisle was booked into the Hancock County Jail on Thursday and pleaded not guilty in Hancock Circuit Court. She was released on $2,500 cash bond with the condition that she enter a rehab facility.

A jury trial date has been set for Sept. 13.

Court records show Carlisle faces the following charges: one Level 3 felony charge of dealing narcotics; one Level 5 felony charge of possession of narcotics; one Level 6 felony charge of dealing marijuana; two Level 6 felony charges of maintaining a common nuisance; and one Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.

Court records do not show if the young man faces similar charges, as juvenile records are sealed from the public.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.