Wanda English Burnett, Editor
The month of September was a busy one for the
Osgood Town Marshal, John Hegge. One investigation led to another
and in the end six adults were arrested and four minor children
removed from homes.
According to Hegge, events began on September 15 when he served
a search warrant at the home of Tammy, 35, and Robert Hogston,
36, on Cherry Street in Osgood. While neither was taken into
custody at that time, they were both later arrested on September
20 when police again responded to the residence for a possible
drug overdose. Robert Hogston was taken to jail on initial charges
of Possession of Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Tammy was taken into custody on initial charges of Possession
of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia. Another person at the
residence, Danny Stinson, 54, was arrested on charges of Dealing
in a Controlled II Substance, which was Fentanyl.
Further investigation led the Osgood Marshal to Versailles,
where two more arrests were made at 711 Dellwood Court on September
Laura Gripshover, 25, was taken into custody on initial charges
of Neglect of a Dependant, Possession of Legend Drug, Possession
of Paraphernalia. Aaron Hopping, 27, was also arrested on charges
of Possession of Meth, Possession of Heroin, Neglect of a Dependent,
Possession of a Firearm by Serious Violent Felon, and Possession
Marshal Hegge said that investigation led to yet another residence,
this time at 10020 N US 421 to the Robert Michael Parsons residence.
A search warrant was secured in reference to a possible meth
lab. Parsons, 34, was arrested on initial charges of Manufacturing
Meth, Possession of Precursors, Dumping of Clandestine Lab Waste;
Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia, according
to the marshal.
The marshal noted that he was assisted with these investigations
and arrests by the Versailles, Batesville and Milan police departments.
He noted that he will continue to fight what he calls an epidemic
on drugs in this area and is willing to continue to put in numerous
extra hours each week to take some of the drug traffic off the
streets. Its a real problem, he told The Versailles