Law-enforcement sweep nets 28 arrests in Jennings County

Nearly 30 people were arrested during a Wednesday evening law-enforcement sweep across Jennings County.

Officers from the North Vernon Police Department joined deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, officers from Indiana State Parole, officers from Jennings County Superior Court Probation and officers from Jennings County Circuit Court Probation in the sweep. The officers aided parole and probation with compliance checks and conducted saturation patrols in high crime areas.

Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman For the North Vernon Police Department, says the sweep yielded a total of 28 arrests. Those arrested face charges ranging from possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringes, active warrants served and compliance violations for both probation and parole.

North Vernon Police Chief James Webster said, “these sweeps allow the departments to pool their resources and perform functions no one department could do on their own. They also strengthen the working relationships between the departments. The results speak for themselves. A great amount of planning goes into bringing the elements together to have a successful operation like this one.”