Tips lead to arrest of Jackson County teen on felony drug charges


An investigation into drug dealing activity in Jackson County led to the arrest of a Seymour teen Sunday morning. 

According to a report from Sgt. Curt Durnail with the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post, troopers recently received information of alleged drug dealing that was occurring in Jackson County.

That information led to the arrest of Bryce Lee Alexander Riley, 19, at a residence on Oesting Street on the city’s south side.

Riley faces preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 1:31 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers Cody Brown, Cory Knight and Benjamin Smith along with Mitchell Police Department Officer Shaun Cabral went to that residence early Sunday and spoke to homeowners.

They also discovered three individually packaged bags containing a white crystal substance, a digital scale and a large amount of U.S. currency and other items within the vicinity of Riley’s living quarters.

Riley was cooperative throughout the investigation, police said.

He continued to be held Monday afternoon without bond pending his initial hearing in front of Jackson Circuit Court Judge Richard W. Poynter.

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

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