Domestic dispute leads to drug arrests

Two Jennings County residents were arrested late Saturday night after a methamphetamine lab was allegedly found in a Country Squire Lakes home when deputies responded to a domestic dispute.

Deputies were called to the home on Country Manor at about 10:25 Saturday night after reports of a domestic disturbance. But while the deputies were on their way, they were also told by the Indiana State Police that there was possible drug activity going on at the home, said Lt. Mike Mowery, spokesman for the sheriff’s department.

When deputies arrived they noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view. 29-year-old Emma K. Keifer was found to have an outstanding warrant and was arrested. Police say that the homeowner, 46-year-old Patrick Sweany, gave officers permission to search the home, where they found the drug lab.

Keifer and are both facing preliminary charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, possession of precursors the intent to manufacture and visiting or maintaining a common nuisance.

Keifer’s two children were taken into the care of Child Protective Services, Mowery said.