Two arrested on drug charges


Two North Vernon residents face multiple felony charges related to an incident that began with the arrest of one of them on a Jennings Circuit Court warrant earlier this week, police reported.

Larry Janes, 65, faces a Level 2 felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony charge of possession of child pornography and Level 6 felony charges of pos- session of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance.

Joni Little, 33, faces Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and possession of a controlled substance.

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The incident that led to the pair’s arrest began when police received a tip that Little, who was wanted on a warrant for possession of a syringe, was at Janes’ residence, according to a news release from Lt. Mike Mowery with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers went to that residence Tuesday and spoke with Janes and learned Little was there. She was located and arrested, police said.

While in the residence, officers reporting seeing several drug-related items and obtained a search warrant for the residence.

During the subsequent search, police reported finding items that can be used for the sale and distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana, syringes, drug-related paraphernalia and other narcotic drugs.

Janes, who also faces Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, was arrested and booked into the Jennings County Jail at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday. He is being held on $20,055 cash bond.

Little was booked into the jail at 9:25 p.m Tuesday and was being held on a $2,605 bond pending an initial hearing. She also faces Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

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