Undercover operation leads to Loretto drug bust

A Loretto couple was arrested following an undercover operation in the Loretto area Saturday. Information released by the Loretto Police Department is as follows:On Saturday, investigators with the Loretto Police Department, with assistance from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, conducted an undercover operation in the area of Penny Road in St. Joseph. Officers stopped a vehicle operated by Rodney Heatherly and occupied by Angela Short.

Warrants had been previously obtained by officers against Heatherly for the sale of methamphetamine on three different occasions in and around the Loretto area. During the operation officers conducted a search of Heatherly’s residence on McIntyre Road where they turned up 6 grams of meth.

Heatherly was charged with three counts of selling methamphetamine and possession for resale.

He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail and is being held on a $150,000 bond.Short was found to be in possession of 2 grams of meth and was also arrested.

She was chargedwith possession for resale and her bond has been set at $10,000



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