Jennings County authorities say that five people were arrested last week as part of a drug investigation.
According to reports from the sheriff’s department, as part of the ongoing investigation, deputies received a search warrant for a home in Vernon Township. During the search they found about 1/2 of an ounce of fentanyl, items associated with the sale of narcotics, along with methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, syringes and drug paraphernalia.
38-year-old Kimberly Earl is facing preliminary charges of dealing a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance and violation of the legend drug act.
50 year old Billy Cathey is being accused of possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance and violation of the legend drug act.
31 year old Kayla Harding was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, a syringe and paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance and for an outstanding Jackson County warrant.
29-year-old Justin Spaulding and 43-year-old Jason Nantz are also being accused of visiting a common nuisance.
All of the suspects are from North Vernon.