MITCHELL – On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. (All Crimes Enforcement Section) and ISP Drug Enforcement Detectives concluded a lengthy investigation by arresting a Mitchell man for multiple drug-related offenses.
ISP had received information that 58-year-old John E. Jones, of Mitchell, was dealing methamphetamine in and around the Mitchell area.
ISP was able to establish probable cause that Jones was in possession of meth at his residence in the 300 block of West Frank Street. They applied for a search warrant, which was signed and issued by Lawrence County Superior Court II Judge Robert Cline.
Indiana State Police DES detectives, along with Sgt. Greg Day, Trp. Chance Humphrey, Trp. Caleb Garvin, and LCPD Captain Andrew Phillips executed the search warrant. Upon entry into the residence, troopers observed Jones attempting to flush meth down the toilet. However, Jones was unsuccessful in his attempt.
During the search of the residence, troopers located approximately 4 grams of meth, hypodermic syringes, drug paraphernalia, and evidence of dealing.
Jones was arrested on charges of dealing meth with a prior conviction, possession of meth with a prior conviction, unlawful possession of a syringe, obstruction of justice, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anyone with illegal drug activity information is requested to call the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411, the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All calls are confidential.