Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Meth recovered in Newton County


 One resident from Newton County has been arrested and an investigation continues following a bust that resulted in the seizure of drug money and several ounces of meth.

Last Friday, officers with the Jasper Police Department were investigating the theft of stolen property from the city, when a tip led officers to a residence in Toledo Village in Newton County.

According to police reports, while searching for stolen metal sheets from Jasper, detectives with the Jasper P.D. found the stolen property at the residence in Toledo Village. They also found large amounts of the illegally substance methamphetamine. Reports state the residence could allegedly be a distribution site for the drug.

Officers seized about 36 grams of crystal meth, in addition to about $5,000 cash, multiple guns and other possible stolen items. Also found were 47 R-panels (metal sheets), which were stolen from a business in Jasper. The cost of the panels was given at $30 each and officers reported that the items were traded for drugs.

The owner of the residence, James Gregory Greninger, 38, was taken into custody in relation to the case. He was arraigned before Newton County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Brenda Smith and was officially charged with the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. As of press time Tuesday, Greninger was still behind bars at the Newton County Jail with bond set at $1 million.


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