The Henry County Area Drug Task Force arrested five New Castle residents after executing a drug search warrant Friday night.

Mark Bunch


Lawrence Woolridge


Jeffery Neal


Heather French


Brandy Drew


ADTF executed the drug search warrant at in the 2200 block of S. 19th Street and immediately detained six people found inside. Another subject who resided at the residence was detained after a traffic stop.

ADTF investigators reportedly located marijuana, prescription medication, digital scales, drug paraphernalia and syringes inside the residence. They also reportedly found more than 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Heather Rose French, 31, Mark Shane Bunch, 53, and Jeffery L. Neal, 62, all of New Castle, were each arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, maintaining a common nuisance, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Lawrence E. Woolridge, 27, and Brandy N. Drew, 38, also of New Castle, were arrested on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Two subjects who were detained at the residence were later released after further investigation revealed no involvement in the alleged crimes.

The ADTF were assisted by the New Castle Police Department and Henry County Prosecutor Joe Bergacs.