Old drug case ends in plea agreement

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Mae Sheree Davis, 46, California

HANCOCK COUNTY — A California woman who was arrested by local officials when a deputy found drugs in her vehicle following a traffic stop in September of 2020 was finally sentenced for the crimes last week.

Mae Sheree Davis, 46, Indian Hills, had bonded out after her bail was lowered and then failed to show for a hearing in March of 2021, court records say. She was eventually re-arrested in October of 2023 after a warrant was issued.

Court records show the case had no activity from May of 2021 until a warrant was issued for her arrested in October of 2023. Court records say an original bond was set at $50,000 back in September of 2020. However, the court changed the bond in November of 2020 to $2,000 cash and a $30,000 surety bond, or $3,000, and Davis bonded out in November of 2020.

Davis, was originally charged with a Level 4 felony count of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony count of possession of a narcotic drug, and two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The most serious charge carries a sentence of up to 12 years.

The case was settled June 5 in Hancock County Superior Court 1 via plea agreement where all charges except the Level 4 felony were dismissed. Judge D.J. Davis sentenced the woman to four years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. She will however get 412 days of credit for time served.

According to a probable cause affidavit, a sheriff’s deputy stopped a car on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 near the 112-mile marker on eastbound I-70 for following another vehicle too closely. The deputy became suspicious drugs might be in the car, and when the deputy questioned the driver, the deputy found Davis had a previously suspended driver’s license. She then told the deputy she had methamphetamine in her purse and marijuana in the car.

A search found a bag with 12.7 grams of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, a glass jar containing approximately 7 to 10 grams of green plant material that was determined to be marijuana, a glass pipe and a plastic container labeled as morphine with approximately 30 grams of liquid substance inside.