State police make two local drug arrests Friday

Indiana State Police say they took nearly five ounces of methamphetamine off the streets Friday with arrests in Bartholomew and Jennings counties.

Troopers located and arrested 48-year-old Patrick R. Sweany, of North Vernon, Indiana who was wanted on a Jennings County warrant for possession of methamphetamine. Sweany was found to be carrying about an ounce of suspected methamphetamine as well as other drug related items. He was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine and possessing methamphetamine, as well as the outstanding warrant. 

47-year-old Jose Luis Hernandez-Barrera, was arrested after troopers received reports of drug activity at a home in the 2600 block of Hawpatch Drive. Troopers discovered 3.5 ounces of methamphetamine and arrested Hernandez-Barrera on preliminary charges of dealing and possessing methamphetamine.

Anyone with information about ongoing criminal activity in urged to call the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000.