Three arrested after search of Vernon home

Jennings County deputies planning to arrest a man wanted on a drug dealing warrant, ended up with three arrests on drug charges.

Authorities say that they received a tip at about 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday night that 18-year- old Noah Paton of Vernon was at a mobile home in that town. Paton was wanted on a warrant for dealing marijuana.

Deputies saw him walk into the home and when they went to the door, officers could smell a strong scent of marijuana. After getting a search warrant, they discovered marijuana, drug paraphernalia, scales, marijuana wax and marijuana growing in a back bedroom.

In addition to the warrant, Paton is facing new charges of dealing and possessing marijuana, as well as possessing drug paraphernalia.

21-year-old Thomas M. Willey and 43-year-old Weldon C. Willey, both of Westport, were arrested on preliminary charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A 16-year-old girl and 17-year-old girl at the home were released to their parents.