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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:00 am

Publisher facing drug charges

Head of Decatur newspaper held in Henry County

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Jesse James Lindsey, publisher of the Decatur Daily Democrat, remained in the Henry County Jail on Tuesday after his arrest on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance and a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

Lindsey, 40, of Decatur took over as publisher in September, according to a Daily Democrat article published Sept. 8. He was arrested Saturday in Sulphur Springs with Amanda McCoy, 34, of Muncie, according to court documents from the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

Lindsey was found walking outside homes on Sulphur Springs Road with a flashlight at 1:30 a.m., according to a spokeswoman at the sheriff's office.

McCoy was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance.

The sheriff's report listed the drugs seized as crystal meth and clonazepam with a glass narcotics pipe and a snorting straw.

Lindsey was in the Henry County Jail with a surety bond of $10,500 plus $850 in cash, the jail spokeswoman said. McCoy has a bond of $10,500 with $950 cash, she added.