Three arraigned on drug-related charges
GREENCASTLE -- Three people were formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday afternoon on drug-related charges stemming from a Friday afternoon bust.
Michael A. Johnson, 26, has been charged with Class C felonies dealing in marijuana and possession of a controlled substance and Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.
Johnson's housemates, Daniel Frost, 23, and Dominique York, 24, have both been charged with Class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.
According to Greencastle Police Department Assistant Chief Brian Hopkins, members of the GPD Emergency Response Team, Plainfield Police Department Emergency Response Team and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department Drug Investigation team served a search warrant at the trio's home at 906 Crown St. at about 4:30 p.m.
Officers found approximately 281.3 grams (just a little over a half-pound) of a green, leafy substance that was field-tested and later determined to be "marijuana ready for distribution," Hopkins said.
Also found at the residence were seven live marijuana plants, the remains of a marijuana growing operation, a sandwich bag containing hallucinogenic mushrooms, a .380 caliber handgun, approximately 75 rounds of .380 ammunition, and several pipes and "bongs" believed to have been used for marijuana use.
Information from the bust was forwarded to the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office, and formal charges were filed Monday.
Frost and York were both released Monday afternoon after posting 10 percent of $10,000 bonds. Johnson remains in jail in lieu of a $20,000 cash only bond.