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A tip phoned into the Indiana State Police Post in Jasper on Monday evening revealed drug information with an unfortunate twist.

Arrested were William Bradley, 28, 214 Southeast 1st Street, Loogootee and Joshua L. Cropp, 24, 341 Wallner Quarry Road, Bedford, IN.

A third person, Traci L. Hall-Johnson, 20, Loogootee, arrived at the residence while officers were on scene; she was additionally taken into custody since she was a resident of the home. The two-year old child was placed with a relative. images (2)

Bradley was charged with – Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony, Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor.

Cropp was charged with – Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony,  Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor and Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor.

Johnson was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor,  Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor and
Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor

Monday evening, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents received information from a citizen concerned about possible drug activity going on at 214 Southeast 1st Street in Loogootee. The citizen was additionally concerned about the activity because a two year old child lived at the residence.

At 7:15 P.M. Monday, Senior Trooper Lents, with Trooper Mitch Wier, Loogootee Officer Rick Norris, and the Indiana Department of Child Services arrived at the Loogootee address to follow up on the information.

Officers were met at the door by Bradley and could immediately smell the odor of marijuana from outside the door, with the odor becoming overwhelming after stepping inside.

Once inside the residence, officers found Cropp and a two-year old male.

After Trooper Lents applied for and received a search warrant for the residence through the Martin County Court, officers and Martin County

Deputies searched the residence, finding a combined total of nearly one and a half pounds of marijuana, as well as a legend drug. Bradley and Cropp were placed into custody and transported to the Martin County Jail.

A third person, Traci L. Hall-Johnson, 20, Loogootee, arrived at the residence while officers were on scene; she was additionally taken into custody since she was a resident of the home. The two-year old child was placed with a relative.

This case remains under investigation.

The Indiana State Police continues to ask citizens to call the State Police Post when they have information on possible drug activity, especially if it is occurring around children.

Arrested and Charges:
William Bradley, 28
214 Southeast 1st Street, Loogootee, IN
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
– Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Traci L. Hall-Johnson, 20
214 Southeast 1st Street, Loogootee, IN
– Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
– Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Joshua L. Cropp, 24
341 Wallner Quarry Road, Bedford, IN
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
– Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class B Misdemeanor