Tips lead to drug arrests


A six-month police investigation prompted by tips from the public resulted in the arrest of two Seymour men on drug charges.

Jonathan T. Godsey and Nathaniel V. Hill, both 27, were arrested Thursday after police made undercover purchases of methamphetamine at the house they were staying in.

Detective Brian Moore with Seymour Police Department said he could not specify how many undercover drug buys were made at the residence in the 200 block of Calvin Boulevard on the city’s west side.

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A search warrant was executed at the home, and police later arrived to make the arrests.

Moore said Hill and Godsey were the only ones home but did not come to the door when officers arrived. Police forced open the door and went inside with guns drawn, but the two were arrested without incident, he said.

During the search, police found prescription medications, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, including needles, spoons and smoking devices.

Moore said that during the investigation police also uncovered thefts from houses and job sites. Spools of wire were found at the home, but Moore said he doesn’t know what the wire was being used for.

Godsey, who lives at the house, which is owned by his family, faces two counts of maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia and possession of stolen property.

Hill, who is a friend of Godsey’s and was staying at the house, faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

Besides the pending charges, Hill is awaiting a May 12 jury trial in Jackson Circuit Court on charges of unlawful possession of a syringe with a previous conviction, possession of meth and possession of paraphernalia, according to court documents. Those charges stem from an incident on Nov 26.

The men were taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where they being held without bond.

Moore credits the arrests to tips from the community that led to the investigation. He urges others to do the same if they see something suspicious.

“This case was drawn to a close because of community involvement,” he said.

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Have a police tip? Call Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234. Tips can be made anonymously.


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