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Suspects charged in Jennings Co. drug case

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David "Bear" Proffitt (Source: Jennings County Sheriff's Office) David "Bear" Proffitt (Source: Jennings County Sheriff's Office)
Brandy Caudill (Source: Jennings County Sheriff's Office) Brandy Caudill (Source: Jennings County Sheriff's Office)

JENNINGS COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A lengthy investigation into the selling of prescription pain medication led to two arrests in Jennings County on Tuesday.

Investigators said David "Bear" Proffitt, 43, of North Vernon, IN and Brandy Caudill, 32, of Butlerville, IN are responsible for a large amount of the drugs entering the community on a regular basis.

Proffit and Caudill are charged with dealing and conspiracy to deal in narcotics. According to the Jennings County Sheriff's Office, more drug-related charges are expected and more arrests are likely.

In connection to this case, officers from the sheriff's office and agents from the FBI, ATF and the Indiana Department of Health and Human Services executed search warrants on a home in Country Squire Lakes on Tuesday. A second search warrant was executed on a storage unit at a facility north of North Vernon.

As a result of the search warrants, officers seized several vehicles and recovered three handguns. Charges concerning the handguns were expected. The sheriff's office said Proffitt has prior felony convictions and cannot own a handgun.  

Proffitt will also face more charges as a result of an altercation at the Jennings County Jail where according to investigators, he grabbed an officer causing other officers to deploy a Taser to stop his aggressive actions. No one was injured during the incident and Proffitt was then booked into the jail.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Jennings County Sheriff's Office at 812-346-0342 and leave an anonymous tip.  

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