Jennings drug dealing investigation leads to crash, arrests

Marc Rossingol. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department

A months-long investigation into drug dealing in Jennings County led to a police chase and crash yesterday, the recovery of more than a pound of methamphetamine and the arrest of several suspects.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, Marc Rossingol was suspected of bringing large amounts of methamphetamine into the community and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Yesterday, deputies were granted a search warrant for his home. But deputies saw Christopher Kurdys of Madison leave the residence. Deputies realized that Kurdys was wanted on an outstanding warrant and tried to stop his vehicle, but Kurdys took off, police say.

Despite police deflating his tires, Kurdys continued to race through North Vernon before losing control and crashing into a pole. He was seriously injured in the crash and was flown by medical helicopter to an Indianapolis area hospital where he is in stable condition, police say.

A search of the vehicle recovered narcotics and cash inside and Kurdys was a habitual traffic vilator.

While the chase was going on, deputies served the search warrant at Rossignol’s home, recovering more than a pound of Methamphetamine, more than $10,000 in cash, scales, packaging material, and a firearm. Rossignol is a serious violent felon and restricted from owning firearms. He was taken into custody on numerous charges.

Kurdys will be taken into custody when he is released from the hospital and will also face numerous charges.