arrested when police raid Madison home
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
According to information from Sgt. Noel Houze Jr., public information
officer for the Indiana State Police, a search warrant on a Madison
residence resulted in multiple arrests.
Last Thursday, July 26, in the early morning hours a search warrant
was served at the Melton residence located at 5323 N. SR 7 north
of Madison in Jefferson County. The residence had been under surveillance
for several weeks after officers received information of possible
drug activity going on there.
Arrested in the raid was the owner of the residence, William J.
Red Dog Melton Sr., 45. He faces charges of Dealing
in Cocaine (over 3 grams), a Class A Felony; Possession of Cocaine
(over 3 grams) a Class C Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance,
a Class D Felony; Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class
D Felony; and Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class A Infraction.
Also arrested were:
Robert Crosson, 35, of Madison, who is charged with Dealing
in Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia.
William J. Melton Jr., 20, of Madison, who is charged with
Resisting Law Enforcement (fleeing), Minor Consuming Alcoholic Beverages,
and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Jesslyn Powell, 25, of Hanover, who is charged with Possession
of a Controlled Substance and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Jeff Melton, 42, of Madison, who is charged with Manufacturing
Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Police note
that he was located in an outbuilding on the property where they
also found a methamphetamine lab.
Holly Lemm, 24, Anna Hord, 20, Madison, Sherra Tolliver,
31, Milton, KY, Shane Melton, 19, Madison, and Casey Jones, 19,
Madison, are all facing charges of Visiting a Common Nuisance.
From the raid, police recovered over 10 grams of crack cocaine and
numerous articles of paraphernalia, indicating a drug dealing operation
was in place. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was
called in to disassemble the methamphetamine lab. All ten people
arrested are being held in the Jefferson County Jail in Madison.
The Indiana State Police are being assisted by the Jefferson County
Sheriffs Department. The investigation is continuing.