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Jennings Sunday: Meth lab discovered in house - 6 arrested


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NORTH VERNON — Police arrested six people, including five from North Vernon, on drug-related charges after searching a Jennings County home last week.

Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, North Vernon Police Department officers served a search warrant at a home in the 3000 block of West County Road 200N, North Vernon, according to a news release from the department.

Patrolman Brandy Blevins, the lead investigating officer, reported that officers had received reports of illegal activity occurring at this address. After a lengthy investigation, a search warrant was obtained, the release said.

While serving the warrant, officers found a meth lab and seized two firearms, an

undisclosed amount of money, two anhydrous ammonia tanks and an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine. Officers also discovered that there were three children present at the residence, all younger than 2, the release said.

Six people were arrested. Their names and arrest charges are:

  • Paul S. Napier, 38, North Vernon
    • Dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class A felony
    • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class B felony
    • Possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony
    • Possession of a precursor, a Class C felony
    • Maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony
    • Possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor
    • Active warrant from Bartholomew County for auto theft
  • Goldie C. Reed, 30, Medora
    • Possession of methamphetamine, Class C felony
    • Neglect of a dependent, Class C felony
    • Possession of a hypodermic needle, Class D felony
    • Possession of paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor
    • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
  • Christopher L. Smith, 49, North Vernon
    • Dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, Class A felony
    • Maintaining a common nuisance, Class D felony
  • Chay S. McGuire, 23, North Vernon
    • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
  • Katrina L. Randall, 46, North Vernon
    • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor
  • Hervey L. Randall, 47, North Vernon
    • Visiting a common nuisance, Class B misdemeanor

Sgt. Nick Megel and Patrolman Todd Fleetwood assisted Blevins during the investigation.

The Indiana State Police meth lab team was called to the scene to assist in the processing and dismantling of the meth lab.

Child Protective Services assisted with the children.

Also assisting at the scene were the North Vernon Police Department ERT Team and Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

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