Police: Cocaine, meth found in alleged dealer’s home
GREENFIELD — Prosecutors this week filed a list of felony counts against a 20-year-old Greenfield man in whose home they found cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and a substance believed to be heroin, according to investigators.
Paraphernalia, including scales and packaging material, found in Gurinder Khera’s bedroom suggests he’s been dealing drugs from the Greenfield home, police said.
Khera has been charged with five felonies, including dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana; and two misdemeanor charges of maintaining a common nuisance and carrying a handgun without a license, according to court records.
Khera’s arrest was the first major bust by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department’s new narcotics detective, who was hired in September to be an undercover investigator and handle drug cases across the county.
Voters choose Hancock County leaders for 2016
GREENFIELD — A mix of new faces and old hats will lead Hancock County come Jan. 1 after voters had their say on Election Day Tuesday.
Incumbent Kerry Grass earned his third term on Greenfield City Council Tuesday night after he defeated challenger Donna Steele with about 60 percent of the votes to win the District 5 race.
Republican Sherry Durbin defeated her independent challengers, Jeff Ratliff and Tonya Drake Davis, to win the clerk-treasurer office.
Lenzy Hendrix an independent, took the most votes in the four-way race for two seats and will join incumbent Republican Janet Manship, who placed second, to represent Fortville’s first district on the town council. Hendrix’s win ousted incumbent Republican Ron Stafford, who was seeking a third term in office and received the least number of votes. Placing third was independent candidate Pat Calhoun.
In a three-way race for Shirley clerk-treasurer, independent candidate Teresa Hester defeated her opponents, Republican Kassandra Jessup and independent Debbie Duke, Tuesday with 58 percent of the vote.
Judge: Teen threat to himself, others, despite treatment
GREENFIELD — The teen accused of striking and killing a bicyclist while driving drunk told a judge this week that in his desperate attempts to sleep he started huffing chemicals to get high.
Abusing substances of any kind violated the terms of an agreement that had allowed 18-year-old Hughes to be placed on home detention while awaiting trial for six felonies, including reckless homicide, which he was charged with following the crash in August. On Wednesday, a judge revoked Hughes’ bond, sending him to jail to await trial in January.
Circuit Judge Richard Culver told the court, filled with McCloud’s family and friends, he fears Hughes poses a threat to himself and others. The teen will be held in the Hancock County Jail until his trial Jan. 12.