A ‘free air’ sniff by K9 officer nets two arrests

VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – January 22, 2020, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Trooper Brad Fyfe was patrolling in the area of 2nd Street and Turner in Terre Haute when he stopped a small pickup truck for failing to signal a turn. Two passengers in the pickup truck were identified as Brittany J. Seegmiller, age 23, of Terre Haute, IN, and the other passenger provided a false name to Trooper Fyfe. However, a state identification was located on this passenger and he was identified as Brady A. Michel, age 26, of Terre Haute. Suspicious activity and a free air sniff by ISP K-9 Czar was conducted, indicating illegal activity. A search of the vehicle was performed. Trooper Fyfe located a backpack that belonged to Michel and found 2 hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia. During a search of Seegmiller’s purse, methamphetamine and a hypodermic syringe were discovered. Further investigation also revealed that both Michel and Seegmiller had active warrants out of Vigo County for their arrest.

Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Vigo County Jail on their active warrants, and the new additional charges, without incident.

Arrested and Charges:

Brittany J. Seegmiller, 23, Terre Haute, IN

Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 6 (warrant)
Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 6 (warrant)
Battery Against a Public Safety Official, Felony 6 (warrant)
Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Felony 6 (warrant)
Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony 6 (new charges)
Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Felony 6 (new charges)
Brady A. Michel, 26, Terre Haute, IN

Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony 6, (warrant)
Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Felony 6, (warrant)
Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Felony 6 (new charges)
Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor (new charges)
False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor (new charges)
Assisting: Several Troopers and ISP K-9 Czar of the Putnamville State Police Post.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Photo: Brittany J. Seegmiller

Brittany J. Seegmiller

Photo: Brady A. Michel (no photo available at the time of release)