Couple arrested for dealing in methamphetamine

Tribune staff reports

The search of a person serving time on home detention on Seymour’s west side turned up more drug activity, police report.

Joseph Evans, 32, and his wife, Toni Evans, 32, both of Seymour, were arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of methamphetamine in the presence of a child under the age of 18. Joseph Evans was on home detention.

Those charges stem from an investigation conducted Thursday by Jackson Jennings Community Corrections officers J.D. Woods and Mike Ponsler, who were assisted by Seymour officers Jim Handley and Seth Sage, at the home the couple share in the 900 block of West Oak Street.

Officers decided to search the home after receiving information about possible drug activity occurring at the residence, police said.

During a search of the residence, police said they found multiple items of drug paraphernalia, 19.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and $1,306.75 in cash.

While talking to the couple, Handley said he learned they had been selling methamphetamine out of the home, and the money located was a result of those sales. All the items located were seized, photographed and placed into evidence for trial.

Both were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

Police said signs drug dealing may be occurring at a residence are people stopping by for short visits; exchange of items, especially money; blacked-out windows; drug paraphernalia, such as syringes, pipes and plastic baggies, in the area; musty or chemical smells; and houses or buildings where extreme security measures appear to be in place.

If you believe drug activity is happening near you, call Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234. You can remain anonymous.