3 North Vernon residents face multiple drug charges

A drug investigation led to the arrest of three Jennings County residents early Friday morning, police report.

Helen J. McCammon, 60, James M. Hall, 45, and Donald L. Smith, 62, all of North Vernon, face Class A felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, dealing in methamphetamine and conspiracy to deal in methamphetamine; a Class C felony charge of dealing in marijuana; and Class D felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a syringe.

The three have yet to face initial hearings in Jennings Circuit Court and were being held in lieu of $3,155 bonds at the Jennings County Jail.

According to a news release from Major Jerry Shepherd with Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the three were arrested at 1:30 a.m. Friday after officers served a search warrant at a residence at 205 S. County Road 250E, North Vernon.

Shepherd said that warrant was obtained from Jennings Circuit Judge Jon Webster as part of an investigation into reports of someone dealing “large” quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana in Vernon Township.

Shepherd said several officers with the sheriff’s department along with the Vernon marshal and officers with the Indiana State Police found nearly two ounces of methamphetamine, a half pound of marijuana, a large amount of cash and numerous items used in the delivery and sale of drugs.

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