2011-02-03 / Front Page

Multi-County Warrant Service Sweep Led To Arrest Of Owen Man And Five Others Monday

Spencer Man Facing Multiple Charges In County Circuit Court
Staff Report


Shawn Robert Hammond Shawn Robert Hammond On Monday, units from the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Section (MSS) and troopers from the ISP Bloomington District preformed a multi-county warrant service. Numerous arrest warrants had been obtained by Master Trooper Jon Patrick (MSS) for Pseudoephedrine (PSE) violations. All of the warrants were within the Bloomington District.

According to ISP Public Information Officer Curt Durnil, four arrest warrants were served. Out of the four warrants served, six people were arrested, along with two meth labs being discovered. A total of eleven grams of meth were recovered, Durnil noted, as well as marijuana, pills and paraphernalia. The arrests occurred in Monroe, Greene and Owen counties.

The following persons were arrested:

•Jeremy Ballard of Bloomington, arrested on a warrant for purchasing more than nine grams of PSE (Pseudoephedrine) in a 30-day period, a Class C misdemeanor.

•Joey Edmonson of Jasonville, arrested on a warrant for purchasing more than nine grams of PSE in a 30-day period, a Class C misdemeanor.

•Michael Calloway Jr. of Solsberry, arrested for visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor.

•Jeffery Kinser of Stinesville, arrested for visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor.

•Gordon E. Houshour of Bloomington, arrested on a warrant for purchasing more than nine grams of PSE in a 30-day period, a Class C misdemeanor, along with additional charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

Units also served an arrest warrant on Shawn Robert Hammond, 37, of Spencer. That warrant had been issued from Monroe County Circuit Court III on a charge of purchasing more than nine grams of precursors in thirty days.

While serving the warrant, Durnil said that investigators discovered items in plain view commonly associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine. A search warrant was then obtained from the Owen County Circuit Court. While later serving the search warrant, Durnil noted that investigators discovered a quantity of methamphetamine in an amount of over three grams, chemicals, equipment, and items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana were also discovered. Hammond was taken to the Owen County Jail on the warrant from Monroe County.

Hammond also faces additional charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Class B felony, maintaining a common nuisance, a Class D felony, and possession of methamphetamine, a Class D felony.

ISP MSS units involved were Sgt. Paul Andry, Trooper David Qualkenbush, Trooper Kat Smith, Trooper Chuck Pirtle and Trooper Jon Patrick. District 33 units assisting were Sgt. Jay Yoho, Trooper Mark Clephane, Trooper Mike Clephane, Trooper Kurt Feather, Trooper John Yung, and Conservation Officer Lt. Carry Griffith.

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