Two arrested after fentanyl found in infant’s bedroom


Staff Reports

NORTH VERNON — Two Jennings County residents were arrested on drug-related charges Saturday after a domestic disturbance reported at a home in Geneva Township.

Ashdon Davis, 24, of North Vernon faces preliminary felony charges of domestic battery in the presence of a minor, neglect of a dependent and possession of a narcotic drug and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and visiting/maintaining a common nuisance after the incident reported at 2:45 a.m. to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

Jordan McCarty, 21, North Vernon, also was arrested on preliminary misdemeanor charges of dealing in marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Chief Deputy Dave Turner with Jennings County Sheriff Department said in a news release that when officers arrived in the area they spoke with a female who had sustained serious injuries from a battery, Turner said.

During the investigation, police were told the female had fled to a neighbor’s residence after the battery occurred on Gintshire Way and her 3-month-old child was still in the residence with the father and friends and they were possibly using drugs, Turner said.

The female was taken to an area hospital for treatment, while investigators went to the residence where the battery occurred, Turner said.

Officers made contact with Davis, the suspect in the battery, and four other people in the residence, Turner said.

Officers spotted drug paraphernalia in the home, and Officer Garrett Hoppock sought and received a Jennings Circuit Court search warrant.

A search of the home uncovered fentanyl in the bedroom where the 3-month-old child was and illegal drugs inside of the child’s diaper bag and illegal drugs throughout the home, Turner said.

The drugs located included a large amount of pills, approximately 300 grams of THC wax and drug paraphernalia, Turner said.

The Department of Child Services took custody of the infant, Turner said.

Both Davis and McCarty were booked into the Jennings County Jail, but have since posted bond been release, Turner said.

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