Welfare Check leads to drug-related arrests in Bartholomew County

On January 17, 2021, approximately 11:05 p.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Grant Carlson was in the 10300 block of N U.S. 31 in reference to a welfare check.

A male subject was located when Deputy Dustin Newland and Deputy Carlson observed a female, inside the hotel room, holding a bag of narcotics.  

After receiving a search warrant, deputies located multiple drug-related items inside the hotel room:  approximately 6 grams of heroin, approximately 3 grams of methamphetamine and syringes.

Room renters, Darrell Hayworth, 59, Morgantown, and Beth Hayworth, 59, Morgantown, were remanded to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges involving allegations of:

Possession of Heroin 

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Syringes

Maintaining a Commons Nuisance

Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Darrell Hayworth Jr., 36, Morgantown, and Kelsey Wootton, 26, Morgantown, were remanded on a preliminary charge of:

Visiting a Common Nuisance

All persons are considered innocent unless until proven guilty in a court of law.

“Drugs destroy families and communities”, said Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Major Chris Lane.  “JNET and your Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office will continue pursuing those who distribute and abuse dangerous drugs in Bartholomew County”, added Major Lane.

Assisting:  Sergeant Knoef, Deputy Nichols, Deputy Fowler, Deputy Newland.

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