Jennings SWAT team arrests two suspects

The Jennings County SWAT team arrested two suspects after a raid on a home in Vernon Township last week.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, deputies went to the home to serve felony arrest warrants at about 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. When police went inside they saw signs of illegal drug use in plain view. After a search warrant was issued they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and several firearms.

33-year-old Charles L. Perry was arrested on preliminary charges for possessing the drugs and for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as for a warrant out of Jefferson County for non support of a dependent.

61-year-old Richard C. Smith was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and on a warrant for failing to appear in court.

Deputies say more charges against Perry have been requested.

Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department