3 face drug-dealing charges after police find methamphetamine, handguns, pills at residence

Separate investigations involving controlled purchases of methamphetamine in the past year and a half in Seymour led to the recent arrests of three city residents on dealing charges.

The three, Cindy L. Waskom-Smith, 54, John Lawrence Neal, 40, and Trenton Eugene Adair, 28, each face charges of dealing in methamphetamine after their arrests on warrants.

The trio also face additional criminal charges related to drugs and other items found by police at the time of their arrests on Monday, Detective Brian Moore said.

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Waskom-Smith was arrested at her home near O’Brien and Second streets on the city’s east side Monday afternoon. She faces five counts of dealing in methamphetamine.

Moore said a small amount of methamphetamine, numerous handguns and a variety of pills were found at her residence along with two German shepherds. Animal control was called to help police deal with the animals, Moore said.

Seven other people were at the residence at the time the department’s SWAT team served the warrant, he said. Those people were later allowed to leave.

Neal and Adair were arrested by police after the SWAT team executed a search warrant at a residence in the 800 block of East Brown Street, next to Margaret R. Brown Elementary School.

Neal faces seven counts of dealing in methamphetamine and also was arrested on a writ of body attachment related to a different case.

Moore said that warrant stems from controlled buys, and that police had received information Neal had been selling to Adair who was then dealing to others.

Some methamphetamine was found at that residence, and seven other people who were there were not arrested, Moore said.

The three were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and are being held without bond pending initial hearings.

In both cases, the dealing in methamphetamine charges are Level 5 felonies, punishable by one to six years in prison.

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