Indiana Conservation Officers made multiple arrests on the Whitewater River near Brookville, Indiana on Saturday, June 14th. In a targeted enforcement effort officers concentrated on potential problems caused by recreational canoeists along the waterway.
Indiana Conservation Officers issued a total of 32 citations and incarcerated 16 subjects at the Franklin County Jail. Charges had a wide range including fishing without a license, littering, minor consuming alcoholic beverages, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted in transporting the subjects to jail by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Brookville Police Department.
Indiana Conservation Officers are committed to protecting Indiana’s natural resources for the enjoyment of all citizens without the hindrance of illegal activity. Indiana Conservation Officers also wish to remind the public of the inherent dangers associated with the mixing of alcohol or illegal drugs with any type of water recreation.