Surveillance, investigation leads to meth arrests

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Jada Amanda Broach

Jada Amanda Broach


James Dean Thomson

James Dean Thomson

By Patrick Yost, Editor

A tip from a Madison Police Department officer generated information that led to the arrest of two persons allegedly involved in the sale of methamphetamine.

According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, the sheriff’s office, working in conjunction with the Madison Police Department, used information generated by Madison Officer Stacy Eaton to arrest James Dean Thomson, 23, Monroe and Jada Amanda Broach, 34, Good Hope.

Thomson was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, sale of a schedule one or two controlled substance, seat belt violation and driving with an expired or no license.

Broach was charged with party to the crime of manufacturing or sell of a controlled substance and a seat belt violation. Bish said Thomson and Broach were stopped at a convenience store off Newborn Road last Wednesday, November 23 after the joint investigation and surveillance of several drug distribution locations produced information.

Bish said Thomson had individually wrapped pieces of suspected methamphetamine and Hydrocodone capsules on his person after the traffic stop. The traffic stop was initiated, he said, after an officer allegedly observed Thomson driving without a seat belt. Both suspects were detained and processed at the Morgan County Detention Center.

Bish said the arrests were the result of collaboration between the two departments. “We are sharing information to collectively stop this,” he said. Both suspects allegedly had text messages in their respective sell phones from persons placing orders for drug delivery, Bish said.

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