Joint investigation leads to meth dealing arrest


Bedford – In May of this year, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police began an investigation into methamphetamine dealing taking place on Wesley Chapel Road. After receiving information that methamphetamine was allegedly being dealt there by Jerry Lemmons (52 years old), Lawrence County Police Officer Andrew Tillett, Indiana State Police DES, and the Indiana State Police Bloomington A.C.E.S. (Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section) conducted an exhaustive investigation that culminated in the arrest of Lemmons.

The lengthy investigation involved traffic stops, surveillance and multiple controlled buys of methamphetamine, resulting in probable cause that was established for the arrest. On July 9th, Officer Tillett, along with ISP DES detectives, Trp. Chris Griggs, Trp. Caleb Garvin and Sgt. Greg Day executed a search warrant at the Wesley Chapel Road residence.

Lemmons was located inside.

During the investigation, a total of just less than 10 grams of methamphetamine was seized from Lemmons. Once the search warrant was executed, Lemmons was placed under arrest and incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.

Lemmons is facing the following charges:

  1. Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony
  2. Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 4 Felony
  3. Habitual Offender Enhancement

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411.


Jerry Lemmons