On October 19, 2016, Madison Police arrested two individuals on methamphetamine related charges. In early October Madison Police Detectives received information that Edward “Eddie” Humes Jr. was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the Madison area. Detectives also learned that Humes was on parole for a possession of cocaine conviction.
On October 19, 2016, Detective Kurtis Wallace was conducting surveillance in the downtown Madison area and located Humes. Detective Wallace notified Parole Agents of the information received.
Detective Wallace, Detective Tim Armstrong with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, along with Parole Agents Robin Ray and Will Phelps approached Humes as he was leaving a residence as a passenger in a vehicle. Parole Agents had Humes exit the vehicle to conduct a compliance check. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Carrie Kostin. Parole Agents located an operational digital scale on Humes’ person. The scale contained a crystal-like that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Police searched the area where Humes was positioned and located a hypodermic needle containing a liquid and a small amount of marijuana. Police located a purse inside of the vehicle and discovered two bags containing approximately 4 grams of a crystal-like substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine. Police also located several additional hypodermic needles and a glass pipe with a burnt residue. Humes and Kostin were placed under arrest and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. The two face the following preliminary alledged charges:
ARRESTED: Edward “Eddie” Humes Jr.
Age 54, of Columbus, Indiana
CHARGES: Possession of methamphetamine
ARRESTED: Carrie Kostin
Age 44, of Madison, Indiana
CHARGES: Dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle, and possession of paraphernalia
Madison Police Department Senior Patrolman Patrolman Ricky Harris and Deputy Brent Bennett of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department also assisted in the investigation.