Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Jason and Amanda Bridgewater, of rural eastern Greene County, after preliminary charges of class D felony possession of marijuana were filed against both of them this week.
The charges came about after the Greene County Sheriff's Department assisted Greencastle Police Department Assistant Chief Brian Hopkins with the execution of a search warrant at the Bridgewater residence on Blue Sky North in eastern Greene County.
Jason Bridgewater, 32, was arrested in the Greencastle area and booked into the Putnam County Jail at 5:33 a.m. on Jan. 2 on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle in violation of a restricted driving permit.
As a result of the arrest, a search warrant was issued out of Putnam Superior Court for the Bridgewater residence in Greene County asking that marijuana, paraphernalia, marijuana seeds and stems be seized as well as some other items including all computers and computer-related equipment.
When Greene County Sheriff's Deputies executed the warrant on Jan. 2, Amanda Bridgewater was at home and was advised of Jason's arrest.
The probable cause affidavit written by Deputy Terry Wade and filed in both Greene County cases states officers seized several large bags containing a green leafy plant material that tested positive as marijuana. They also seized some items of paraphernalia and some cash.
The affidavit does not say whether any computer equipment or any other items were seized during the execution of the warrant.
The local charges were filed in Greene Superior Court. Possession of marijuana in an amount over 30 grams is a felony.