Man faces high-level felony drug charges


Police arrested a Seymour man Thursday on felony drug charges after conducting multiple controlled purchases of methamphetamine, police report.

Gregory Lee Davis, 38, faces two preliminary Level 2 felony charges of dealing in methamphetamine and one Level 3 felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine following a three-month investigation by officers with the Seymour Police Department.

The felonies were enhanced because police purchased more than 10 grams of methamphetamine on two occasions and between 5 and 10 grams in another, Detective Mike Henley said.

Combined, those charges are punishable by as much as 76 years in prison if convicted.. The minimum sentence is 33 years.

Henley said he and Detective Adam Surface arrested Davis around 1:30 a.m. Thursday at his residence in the 600 block of East Sixth Street, and additional arrests are possible.

“This is going to be multi-suspect dealing case,” he said.

Henley said the arrest could temporarily affect the local drug market but cautioned there are numerous people locally who have the potential to purchase large quantities of methamphetamine from suppliers in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville.

“We think it will have an immediate impact, but that void will only stay empty for so long before someone else steps in his place,” he said.

On June 26, 2017, Davis was sentenced by Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter to a year on home detention for a Level 6 felony of unlawful possession of a syringe. Two Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance were dismissed as part of the plea agreement in that case, according to court records.

Davis was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 2:12 a.m. Thursday without bond pending his initial hearing.

A Level 2 felony is punishable between 10 and 30 years upon conviction.

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