2018-06-27 / Front Page

Jones charged with dealing meth

Thomas Kika

Melvin Dale Jones Melvin Dale Jones Melvin Dale Jones, 60, of Poland appeared in the Owen Circuit Court I for an initial hearing on a charge of dealing in methamphetamine. The dealing charge stemmed from an undercover investigation conducted by officers with the Owen County Sheriff’s Department. According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the case, Jones sold approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine to a confidential informant at a residence on Ellis Lake Road on May 18th.

According to Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Jones was formally charged by his office with dealing in methamphetamine (level 5 felony) and he is also facing a petition to revoke probation on an unrelated methamphetamine charge. The Prosecutor advised that these criminal charges are only allegations and that this suspect is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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