Medora residents face felony drug charges

Two Medora residents recently were arrested on methamphetamine charges, police report.

Katilyn Elizabeth Reynolds, 30, remains in the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on a $100,005 bond as she faces a Level 2 felony charge of dealing methamphetamine.

Trevor Lee Newman, 26, was released from the jail but still faces a Level 6 felony charge of possession of meth and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

They were arrested Wednesday at a home on South Mill Street in Medora after police obtained a search warrant.

After a monthslong drug investigation, Medora Town Marshal Jeff Walters said he and Indiana State Police Narcotics Detective Matt Powell executed the search warrant on Reynolds’ vehicle and the Mill Street home.

Inside the vehicle, Walters said they found a little more than 2 ounces of meth, paraphernalia and U.S. currency. A child also was with Reynolds in the vehicle, he said.

Police then took Reynolds in the home and executed the search warrant. There, a large amount of meth, firearms, paraphernalia and other items associated with dealing drugs were found, Walters said.

Also in the home, police found meth and paraphernalia on Newman, and another child was located.

In total, Walters said police found 140 grams of meth.

“It’s a huge amount. We were just under 5 ounces, which that’s a lot of meth,” he said.

Reynolds and Newman both were taken to the jail, while the Jackson County Office of Child Protective Services was contacted to begin an investigation and the children were released to a family member, Walters said.

Other state troopers and Medora Reserve Officer Steve Ingle assisted with the investigation.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” Walters said. “There could be other arrests, and other charges could come later.”