Officer exposed to meth during traffic stop

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield Police Department officer was briefly hospitalized this week after a woman blew powdered methamphetamine in his face during a traffic stop.

Greenfield Cpl. Justin Jackson stopped a car around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of North State Street in Greenfield.

The driver, 28-year-old Brittney Ford of Indianapolis, was initially being arrested for operating a vehicle without a license; but officers found an unknown powdered substance along with drug paraphernalia inside the woman’s vehicle, records show.

During the investigation, Jackson questioned Ford about the powdered substance, and Ford blew the powder into Jackson’s face, police said.

The unknown powder later field-tested positive for methamphetamine, police said.

Jackson was treated at Hancock Regional Hospital for exposure to meth. He was later released with no injuries.

Ford was taken to the Hancock County Jail, and she remains there on a $4,000 cash bond.

She faces four felonies accusing her of battery on an officer, obstruction of justice and drug possession

Ford’s mother, Angela Ford, 46, of Indianapolis, was a passenger in the car during the incident. She was arrested Wednesday on a warrant out of Marion County, records show.

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