(Ripley County, Ind.) – Three Ripley County residents are accused of various drug charges following a methamphetamine investigation that began in Franklin County.
The investigation started December 18 in Franklin County when Indiana State Police and Indiana Conservation Officers apprehended three Ripley County residents involved in drug activity, the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
With the investigation leading to Ripley County, a cooperative effort between the state police, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Batesville Police Department and the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and criminal charges being filed in both counties.
Arrested on Franklin County charges pursuant to investigation by Indiana State Police were Jerry L. Flannery, Jr., 36, of Morris, and Benny A. Flannery, 38, of Batesville, for Manufacture and Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine (Class B felony), Possession of Methamphetamine Precursors (Class D felony), Dumping Controlled Substance Waste (Class D felony).
On Tuesday, January 8, Ripley County investigators and the county prosecutor’s office filed more charges against Jerry Flannery including Possession of Marijuana over 30 grams (Class D felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class D felony), Neglect of a Dependent (Class D felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor). He was rearrested as he was out of jail on bond for the previous charges.
A third arrest was also made. Lorri J. Doherty, 46, also of Morris, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana over 30 grams (Class D felony), Neglect of a Dependant (Class D Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor).
Both Flannery and Doherty are held in the Ripley County Jail pending bond.