Police arrest man for dealing methamphetamine

A Jackson County man faces three charges of dealing in methamphetamine after his arrest Wednesday by police acting on a tip from a confidential source.

Patrick Mattern, 47, of Seymour was jailed on a Level 3 felony charge of dealing in meth between 5 and 10 grams and two Level 4 felonies for dealing in meth between 1 and 5 grams.

According to the probable cause affidavit signed by Seymour Police Department Detective Adam Surface, police received a tip  that Mattern was selling meth.

Police provided money to buy meth from Mattern and recording devices to capture the transaction. After three transactions — with the first occurring Feb. 12 — police arrested Mattern and booked him into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday.

A Level 4 felony carries a sentence between two and 12 years with an advisory sentence of six years, while a Level 3 felony carries a sentence between three and 16 years with an advisory sentence of nine years.

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