2 local men arrested on methamphetamine charges


Police have arrested two men as part of a yearlong investigation into the sale of methamphetamine, with more arrests anticipated.

Arrested Monday were Robert Chaise Mousa, 22, of Seymour, who faces three counts of dealing in methamphetamine; and Asher R. Burns, 42, of Seymour, who faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine.

Both arrests stem from the sale of methamphetamine to undercover buyers, Seymour Detective Brian Moore said.

He said the men were connected to a drug supplier involved in a drug bust on Seymour’s north side about two weeks ago.

Jerry Mobley, 28, of Seymour, was arrested Feb. 10 at a residence at 623 Indianapolis Ave., Moore said.

Four others, including a 16-year-old boy, were arrested on various drug-related charges at that time — Samantha Young, 22, of Bedford, Mobley’s girlfriend; the homeowner, Harold S. Eisenmenger, 49, of Seymour; and Joel A. Shands, 31, of Seymour.

The city’s SWAT team was involved in those arrests and served a warrant because of the criminal histories of some of those at the residence, Moore said at the time.

During a search of that residence, officers said they found $5,000, methamphetamine with a street value of $1,000 and a .22-caliber handgun.

Moore said that investigation turned up information linking Mobley and Mousa.

Mousa was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Monday at his apartment at 933 E. Fourth St.

Burns was arrested Monday evening at the Department of Child Services building.

Moore said he believes Burns was there to take a drug test for an open case involving his children. When Burns was searched, two bags of methamphetamine were found in his pockets, Moore said.

Moore said he expects to see five to 10 more arrests in connection with the investigation. He said that’s because each arrest or case adds another connection.

“We think there’s more people involved. It’s kind of multiplied itself,” he said.

Mousa was booked at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 3:05 p.m. Monday, and Burns was booked at 6:35 p.m. Both are being held without bond.

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