Three arrested on drug charges in Jennings County


Officers with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department arrested three people on drug charges in two separate instances Thursday.

Two of the arrests occurred when county officers and federal parole agents searched a home on Private Road 675N, according to a news release from Chief Deputy David Turner with the sheriff’s department.

The homeowner, George Nichols, 65, of Butlerville was arrested after a large amount of methamphetamine and cash were located on the property, police said.

Nichols, who is on parole, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. Judy Nichols, 58, also was arrested on the same charges, and both were booked into the Jennings County Jail in North Vernon at 12:27 p.m. Thursday. They were both being held on $6,255 bonds.

[sc:text-divider text-divider-title=”Story continues below gallery” ]Click here to purchase photos from this gallery

At 2 p.m. Thursday, police served an arrest warrant on Shey Richardson, 38, of Harrison, Ohio, for five counts of dealing a narcotic drug and five counts of possession of a narcotic drug. At the time of her arrest, Richardson was being held at the jail without bond on dealing and possession charges stemming from separate incidents.

Sheriff Kenny Freeman said he wants the people of Jennings County to know county officers will continue to combat the drug epidemic, Turner said.

No posts to display