Johnny Bailey II
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) - When it comes to father and son bonding time, many parenting experts probably wouldn’t recommend that time be spent participating in drug deals.
But, that’s exactly what an Aurora man is accused of doing. Johnny Bailey II, 37, is charged with Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance Within 1,000 Feet of a Park (Class A felony), Dealing in a Schedule III Controlled Substance (Class B felony), and Neglect of a Dependant (Class D felony).
This past April, Dearborn and Ohio County Special Crimes Unit detectives arranged for a confidential informant to meet at Bailey’s Manchester Street apartment because he was on house arrest. Bailey’s young son was present during that alleged drug deal for 10 Suboxone sublingual films.
Suboxone is a form of buprenorphine, a drug used to treat opioid addiction.
A couple weeks later, Bailey allegedly contacted the informant looking to sell buprenorphine tablets. The meeting was arranged for a parking lot at the Tanners Creek Shopping Center in Lawrenceburg. Bailey’s son was again present. He sat in the back seat as his father and the informant allegedly swapped the pills and money in the front seat. Detectives monitored the transaction.
Further investigation revealed that Bailey and his wife were frequently receiving prescriptions for buprenorphine tablets and Suboxone sublingual films.
Bailey was arrested and charged on August 7. He remains held in jail at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on a $100,000 surety and $50,000 cash bond in Dearborn Superior Court I and $5,000 surety and $1,500 cash bond out of Dearborn Superior Court II.