Man charged with dealing in meth

An eight-month investigation led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man on drug charges and the possibility of more arrests, police report.

William Burrell’s arrest on four counts of dealing in methamphetamine came after officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Brownstown Police Department executed a search warrant at his home in Sparksville.

During a search of the home, police said they found about 3½ ounces of crystal methamphetamine, three guns, $4,300 in cash and other items associated with the distribution of methamphetamine.

One of the four dealing charges was enhanced to a Level 2 felony because of the weapons. If convicted on that charge, Burrell could spend 10 to 30 years in prison.

The remaining three dealing charges were Level 4 felonies, punishable by two to 12 years in prison upon conviction. The three Level 4 felony dealing charges came from controlled buys with undercover officers, Lt. Andy Wayman said.

Burrell also faces a Level 6 felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance.

He remains in the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on a $100,005 bond, pending his initial hearing.

Detective Ben Rudolph and Officer Jeff Walters are leading the investigation, which is ongoing and may produce additional arrests and/or charges being brought against Burrell, police said.

Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7051.