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New Castle home raided, police find $6,000 in meth

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Courier-Times Staff Report

Three people remained in jail Wednesday on preliminary drug charges after police followed tips about a Main Street home.

The Henry County Area Drug Task Force executed a drug search warrant Tuesday afternoon at a house in the 1000 block of S. Main Street in New Castle.

The search was the result of multiple complaints of illegal drug activity occurring at the residence.

A search of the home allegedly revealed drug paraphernalia, digital scales, plastic baggies for distribution, schedule III controlled substances, approximately $700 in U.S. currency and crystal methamphetamine amounting to almost $6,000 in street value.

Robert T. Lawson, 53, Saundra K. Lawson, 52, and James B. Hudson, 44, all of New Castle, were arrested and preliminarily charged with Level 2 felony possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, Level 6 felonies dealing in a Schedule III drug and maintaining a common nuisance and Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

The Henry County ADTF were assisted by the New Castle Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and Prosecutor Joseph Bergacs.

No formal charges had been filed in Henry County courts as of press time.

Saundra Lawson has another drug case pending against her in Henry Circuit Court 2. According to court documents, a jury trial is scheduled for her at 9 a.m. April 22 for charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia stemming from a November 2018 arrest.

Robert Lawson pled guilty in November to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and carrying a handgun without a license.

Hudson pled guilty in 2018 to possession of methamphetamine and carrying a handgun without a license.