From Indiana State Police Versailles Post

A Madison man was arrested Feb. 6 on charges of possession and dealing methamphetamine while in possession of a handgun; possession of a handgun by a serious, violent felon; maintaining a common nuissance; and for possession of a controlled substance and marijuana, when Indiana State Police executed a search warrant at 6113 E. Lonnis Hill Road.

Shortly after 1 p.m., the state police executed the search warrant and located about two ounces of what was believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun.

Officers arrested the resident, Joshua A. Lee, 31, of Madison. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail.

State police officers reported they dealt with similar cases throughout the same day:

• At 11 a.m., Trooper Randel Miller stopped a gray Ford Fusion on I-65 southbound in Jackson County. He found the two occupants in possession of marijuana. Police charged Nicholas Randel, 27, and Taj Teague, 26, both of Louisville, with possession.

• At about 2 p.m., Miller conducted another traffic stop on I-65 in Jackson County. He found Betty Jo Skinner, 40, of Seymour, to have what he believed to be methamphetamine and herione hidden on her person. Skinner was arrested on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and a narcotic drug, and was taken to the Jackson County Jail.

• At about 9 p.m. the patrol team executed a second warrant at 745 Miller Lane in Seymour, where troopers located about 38 grams of a meth-like substance and drug paraphernalia. Police arrested residents Steven Venegas, 36, and Amanda Mikel, 25, both of Seymore, on felony charges of possession and dealing methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance. Both faced a misdemeanor charge of the possession of drug paraphernalia. The two were taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Versailles office encouraged “anyone with information on ongoing drug activity to contact the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000 or your local Indiana State Police Post.”