Drug bust in Marion nets 2 arrests

MARION, Ind. (WANE) – Police in Marion discovered “a large amount” of illegal narcotics inside a home during an investigation Wednesday morning.

James M. Johnson mugshot (Photo Courtesy: Grant County Sheriff’s Department)

According to Marion Police Department Detective Sergeant Josh Zigler, the Joint Effort Against Narcotics Team and the Indiana State Police Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 1311 West Spencer Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

The search found illegal narcotics, according to Zigler. He did not specify what was found.

Two people inside the home were arrested.

36-year-old James M. Johnson was arrested on a warrant for dealing methamphetamine. He is being held in the Grant County Jail on $500,000 bail.

30-year-old Maxie Bruton was arrested for dealing a narcotic drug and methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, and two counts of neglect of a dependent. She is being held on $50,000 bond.

Zigler said additional charges are expected.

Maxie Burton mugshot (Photo Courtesy: Grant County Sheriff’s Department)