Two former Hendricks County Sheriff’s deputies who were fired for misconduct in March over missing money have now been arrested in connection with one of the biggest synthetic drug rings in the state. Police and Homeland Security agents have confiscated a safe belonging to Jason and Teresa Woods that contained more than $80,000 cash and 100 grams of synthetic drugs.
The investigation began in October 2013, when U.S. Customs seized packages of synthetic drugs headed to a preacher in Indianapolis who was a friend of the Woods’. Employees of several warehouses owned by the preacher where shipments of synthetic drugs were found identified the former deputies, saying their marked sheriff’s department cars were often parked there. Both had also written personal checks to a Canadian company that sells synthetic drug powders.
Teresa Woods has told investigators that she and Jason “were taken advantage of” by the pastor and people at his church, denying any knowledge of what the money was for or that the drugs were in the safe. She did, however, admit that she knew the preacher and his associates sold “Spice,” a synthetic form of marijuana, and that she and Jason had tried it when it was legal.
Both Jason and Teresa Woods have been released on $550 bond each.
Source: WTHR News