In search for stolen tractor, Jennings Co. Sheriff's Deputies make major drug bust
JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The search for a stolen tractor leads to a major drug bust after police say red flags went up as deputies knocked on the door of the suspect's home.
Sheriff's deputies say they did not find the tractor they were looking for, but once they knocked on the front door, the smell of marijuana hit them in the face.
Once inside, police say they found drugs packaged for sale, a large amount of cash, a scale and several weapons.
"We are assuming [it] is different brands of marijuana," Lt. Mike Mowery said, explaining the jars of packaged marijuana they found. "We found five firearms, one handgun and four long arms."
Police arrested Israel Robbins, Charles Perry, Kathy Hardesty, Brandon Beam and Chasity Woodward and believe they were dealing.
"Typically scales, the bags and things like that are indicators of distribution and sale," Mowery said.
All the suspects were locked up at the Jennings County Jail but police still have not located the stolen lawn equipment that sent them to the home.
"The investigation is still on-going but we are going to try to locate where that tractor is at," said Mowery.
All four suspects are facing drug charges.
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