Jennings County authorities arrest two for meth and Fentanyl

Shey M. Richardson; Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

A search warrant by the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics team uncovered methamphetamine and enough Fentanyl to kill thousands of people.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that at about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.19, members of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team (JCSO-SRT) and Narcotics Team executed a search warrant at 303 Laurel Street in North Vernon, after a drug investigation was initiated by the department’s Narcotics Team. Chief Deputy David Turner says the investigation began after police received information that 27-year-old Shey M. Richardson, of North Vernon, was involved in the distribution and sale of drugs.

Two people were found inside the residence when deputies arrived. During the course of the search, deputies located approximately 14.5 grams of suspected Fentanyl along with approximately 7 grams of Methamphetamine along with Marijuana and paraphernalia. They are identified as follows:

– Shey M. Richardson (age 27) of North Vernon, IN.
– Dillon W. Steinert (age 24) of Butlerville, IN.

Richardson is being held in the Jennings County Jail on the following charges:

Dealing a Narcotic Drug
Possession of Meth over 5 grams
Possession of Syringe
Maintaining a Common Nuisance
Possession of Paraphernalia
Obstruction of Justice

Richardson is being held on $20,055 cash bond.

Dillon W. Steinert ;Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

A second person, 24-year-old Dillon W. Steinert of Butlerville, was wanted on four outstanding warrants, one out of Jackson Couty and three out of Jennings County. He is facing preliminary charges of:

Possession of Meth over 5 grams
Possession of Syringe
Possession of Paraphernalia
Possession of Marijuana
Visiting a Common Nuisance

Steinert is being held without bond.