Police shut down drug operation in Seymour


Three Jackson County residents have been arrested in connection with a drug operation that was selling methamphetamine to about 30 people a day, police report.

Tammy Lynn Bowery, 56, and Joseph Daniel Sizemore, 43, both of Seymour, each face preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and visiting/maintaining a common nuisance.

Bowery also faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a Legend Drug and dealing in marijuana, while Sizemore faces an additional charge of possession of a hypodermic syringe or needle.

The third person, Raymond F. Engleking, 51, of Seymour, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer, the three were arrested by officers executing a search warrant at an apartment on Sunday at a complex at 1411 N. Hillcrest Drive in Seymour.

During a search of the apartment, Meyer said officers found about 54 grams of methamphetamine, about half an ounce of marijuana, prescription medication that the occupants of the apartment did not have a valid prescription for, drug paraphernalia and nine cellphones.

The police report also alleges when police searched Sizemore, they found drugs and paraphernalia on him.

“Eliminating this amount of drugs from our community makes our citizens a little bit safer, and I am proud of the police work that went into these arrests,” Meyer said. “This appears to have been a major drug dealing operation based in an apartment complex.”

He said county officers Aaron Wilkins and Justin Amos and Detective Zach Elliott along with Seymour Police Department Detective Cpl. Adam Surface and Detective Mathew Carver were involved in the investigation.

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