Drug investigations net three arrests


Three city residents recently were arrested in connection with separate drug investigations.

The most recent arrests came Friday afternoon when Seymour detectives and officers went to a home on Highlawn Avenue to arrest William Richard McCasland, 37, on five counts of dealing in methamphetamine.

Detective Brian Moore said in the process of arresting McCasland, officers found evidence leading to the decision to obtain a search warrant from Jackson Superior Court II Judge Bruce MacTavish.

McCasland’s wife, Peggy Ann McCasland, 44, was then arrested after police found about a half-ounce of methamphetamine, numerous type of pills and items related to the use and dealing of methamphetamine and marijuana, Moore said.

She faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance after the incident investigated by Moore, Detective Crystal Schapson and officers Jacob Florine and Mathew Carver.

Both McCaslands remained in jail Monday pending their initial hearings in Jackson Circuit Court.

On Thursday, Seymour police arrested Jack B. Hensley, 52, on five counts of dealing in methamphetamine after serving a search warrant at his home on East Laurel Street.

Moore said Hensley was arrested after SWAT teams from the Seymour and Columbus police departments served a search warrant at the home.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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