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Couple arrested in Jennings County meth bust


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NORTH VERNON, Ind. — A North Vernon couple were arrested on methamphetamine-related charges Monday, after state police tried to serve a warrant on a person who no longer lived at the home.

According to Indiana State Police reports, troopers were attempting to serve a warrant in the 1800 block of Londondary Way in Country Squire Lakes, when they noticed the strong chemical odor associated with methamphetamine production. Inside the home, police allegedly discovered the components of a meth lab, precursors for methamphetamine production, other drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested Jeffrey Wooten, 42, and Teresa Wooten, 44, on preliminary charges including:

  • Possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony
  • Manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony
  • Two counts of possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor
  • Dumping a controlled substance waste, a Class D felony
  • Maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony
  • Possession of drug precursors, a Class D felony
  • Possession of a legend drug injection device, a Class D felony

During the investigation, the troopers found that the person named in the arrest warrant no longer lives at the residence.

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