(JACKSON CO.) - Six people were arrested after police discovered a meth distribution ring in Jackson County.
43-year-old Jackie Brown of Medora, 38-year-old Keith Moore, 49-year-old Johnny Ray Graham and 37-year-old Holli Bradford, all of Seymour, and 44-year-old Shannon England and 40-year-old Shawnda England of Austin were arrested after simultaneous police raids at two Seymour home, a home in Medora and in Austin and a business at Freeman Field.
All of the suspects with the exception of Bradford face a felony charge of dealing in meth. Bradford was charged with maintaining a common nuisance. Graham faces additional charges of possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance and Moore was charged with dealing a controlled substance.
Assistant Chief Craig Hayes says officers began their investigation after Mike Davis, of California was arrested in Edinburgh on June 3. During that arrest, made by federal Drug Enforcement Agency officers, police found 5.9 pounds of meth with a street value of between $36,300 to $45,400. Police say Davis had traveled Jackson County to deliver the drug.
On Wednesday, police secured search warrants for the homes and emergency response teams from Seymour, Columbus and the Jackson County Sheriff's Department executed those warrants at the same time.
Police found guns and drugs at the locations and a large amount of cash was found at Brown's home in Medora. Brown is also the owner of the business at Freeman Field, that was searched Thursday. Police also seized a motorcycle and cars.
All six suspects are being held at the Jackson County Jail pending their initial court appearances. Hayes says additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.
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