A 36-year-old Mooresville man was arrested Thursday afternoon for possession of over 10 pounds of Marijuana. 

The suspect was identified as Michael B. Basey, 36, Mooresville.  

Several packages of marijuana totaling over 10 pounds, paraphernalia, digital scales and ledgers were located during the search.

Basey was arrested and incarcerated in the Morgan County Jail.

Charges Filed were:

  • Dealing Marijuana over 10 pounds
  • Possession of Marijuana of 10 pounds
  • Reckless possession of paraphernalia
  • Dealing Marijuana within 1000 feet of a School

Just before 2p, Indiana State Police Bloomington Detectives, Indiana State Police SWAT Central Team, the United States Postal Service and the Mooresville Police Department served a search warrant at 903 N. Indiana Street.

After a male resident exited the residence and told officers his “30ish” year old grandson was upstairs in his bedroom, ISP SWAT began observing movement in an upstairs window. 

SWAT used multiple audio and visual tactics in an attempt to get the remaining occupant to exit the residence.

No communication was returned by the subject as ISP SWAT continued to give loud verbal commands to do so.

Regarding the close proximity to local schools, Mooresville Consolidated School System was given notice and a cautionary school lock down was put into place. 

ISP SWAT deployed their robot just before 3p and the subject peacefully surrendered and was taken into custody.

Brown Township Ambulance assisted staging near the area.