Search warrant leads to discovery of more than 2 pounds of marijuana

Police serving a search warrant at a home on the north side of Seymour on Friday found more than two pounds of marijuana and $5,000 in cash and arrested a teenager.

Tyler Elgie Allan Burke, 19, of Seymour was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:26 p.m. Friday on a Level 5 felony charge of dealing in marijuana. The charge was elevated from a Level 6 felony because Burke has a previous conviction for dealing in marijuana, according to a news release from the Seymour Police Department.

Burke’s arrest occurred after Seymour officers assisted probation officers with Jackson-Jennings Community Corrections with a home visit at a residence in the 200 block of East 13th Street. During that visit, investigators were able to develop probable cause to search the residence and obtained a search warrant from Jackson Superior Court I at 2:06 p.m. Friday, police said.

Detective and officers with the city along with task force officers with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration served the warrant at 2:21 p.m. and found the marijuana and cash, a Beretta 9 mm and drug paraphernalia, police said.

A large portion of the marijuana that was seized was packaged for sale/distribution, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

Burke was being held without bond pending his initial court hearing.

A Level 5 felony is punishable by one to six years in prison upon conviction.