Marijuana found at a Loogootee residence

A tip phoned into the Indiana State Police Post in Jasper on Monday evening resulted in 3 arrests.

Monday evening, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents received information from a citizen concerned about possible drug activity going on at 214 Southeast 1st Street in Loogootee. The citizen was additionally concerned about the activity because a two year old child lived at the residence.

Troopers and the Department of Child Services followed up on the complaint and  were met at the door by William Bradley, 28, Loogootee. Officers could immediately smell the odor of marijuana from outside the door.  They say the smell became overwhelming after stepping inside. Once inside the residence, officers found Joshua Lee Cropp, 24 of Bedford, IN, and a two-year old boy.  A search warrant was obtained and a combined total of nearly one and a half pounds of marijuana, as well as a legend drug were found. . Bradley and Cropp were placed into custody and transported to the Martin County Jail.

A third person, Traci L. Hall-Johnson, 20, Loogootee, arrived at the residence while officers were on scene; she was additionally taken into custody since she was a resident of the home. The two-year old child was placed with a relative.

This case remains under investigation.