James E. Mefford
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Dillsboro man is being charged with child molestation and dealing drugs.
James Edward Mefford, 40, was arrested Monday morning on charges of Child Molesting, Dealing in a Controlled Substance, and Probation Violation.
The Dearborn County Special Crimes Unit and sheriff’s department did two separate investigations into Mefford.
One revealed he had a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old. The other investigation showed that Mefford was dealing drugs.
Mefford is now held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $750,000 surety and $125,000 cash bond.
"The investigation conducted by these law enforcement officers helped take a dangerous predator off the streets," said Dearborn-Ohio County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard.