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Investigation plus Crime Stoppers tip results in arrest of Lyons man accused of drug dealing and possession of stolen handguns

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jonathan K. Quillen
An ongoing criminal investigation involving several law enforcement agencies in Greene County, plus a tip received by Greene County Crime Stoppers, resulted in the arrest of a Lyons man late Monday night.

Jonathan Kent Quillen, 27, is facing a long list of preliminary charges involving dealing controlled substances and marijuana, burglary, possession of stolen guns, and theft.

The lead investigating officer, Det. Sgt. Josh Goodman of the Linton Police Department, said as part of a joint multi-agency, ongoing criminal investigation by the LPD, the Greene County Sheriff's Department and the Lyons Police Department, a search warrant was issued Monday for Quillen's residence located at 240 W. Broad Street in Lyons.

The warrant was executed and Goodman reported officers seized 19 bags of green plant-like material believed to be marijuana, numerous plastic bags of various types of prescription pills, digital scales, packaging material, and ledgers.

In addition, officers found three loaded handguns at Quillen's residence. Two of the handguns were determined to be stolen -- they had been reported as stolen in local burglaries.

Quillen was not at home when officers arrived with the search warrant, but Goodman and Lyons Town Marshal Ron Sparks found him hiding at a different location later in the evening.

Quillen was taken into custody and booked into the Greene County Jail at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday.

Goodman credited a call to the Greene County Crime Stoppers Tip Line with giving officers information they needed which resulted in the arrest.

Besides the LPD and Lyons police, members of the Greene County Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation and arrest, including LPD Officers Jason Wilson, Tom Jerrels and Kent Medlock, Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Harvey Holt, officers from the Jasonville Police Department -- Officers Ryan Van Horn and Andrew Duguay, and the Indiana State Police -- Trooper Richard Klun.

Quillen was booked in on preliminary charges of: Two counts of dealing in a Schedule II controlled substance, both as class B felonies; two counts of dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, both as class C felonies; one count of possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony; one count of possession of marijuana in an amount over 30 grams, a class D felony; one count of receiving stolen property, a class D felony; and one count of maintaining a common nuisance, a class D felony.

Quillen is being held without bond pending an appearance in court.

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Its getting so a guy can't even start up and run a business from his home anymore.

-- Posted by Barb and Hay Wire on Tue, Jan 28, 2014, at 12:19 PM

Lol @ barb and hay wire.. Poor guy was just trying to be a successful entrepreneur.

-- Posted by lintonite on Tue, Jan 28, 2014, at 4:42 PM

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