Three arrested for meth


Tribune Staff Reports

One warrant search turned into three arrests for the Seymour Police Department early Monday morning.

Two Seymour men and a Crothersville woman face preliminary Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, Class A misdemeanor charges of visiting a common nuisance and Class B misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia.

At 12:23 a.m., Officer Crystal Schapson found evidence Michael J. Kennedy, 43, of Seymour, who had an arrest warrant, was staying in a room at Allstate Inn on Outlet Boulevard in Seymour.

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Schapson made contact with Kennedy at the hotel, and two others, April R. Williams, 38, of Crothersville and Anthony Neal Mellencamp, 48, of Seymour, were both in the room.

Both Williams and Mellencamp had active arrest warrants along with Kennedy.

Schapson was able to developed probable cause that illegal drug use was taking place in the hotel room and applied for a search warrant for the room and a vehicle.

Jackson Superior Court I Judge AmyMarie Travis signed the search warrant, and officers found meth and paraphernalia during a search of the room, police said.

The three were arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where they remained without bond Monday.

A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to two and a half years if convicted with an advisory sentence of one year. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and one year in jail while Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and 180 days in jail.

Schapson was assisted by Cpl. Jake Florine, Officer Kevin Settle and state Trooper Stephen Stoneking.

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