5 indicted on drug charges

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Task force made arrests on April 30

By Brandon Mattingly

Five men who were arrested on April 30 by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force in Washington County have been indicted on drug charges.


Bobby J. Barnes, 53, James Dyllon Barnes, 19 and James M. Rogers, 39, all of 494 Croake Station Road were each arrested on felony charges for the cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

Rogers and James Barnes are charged with Class D felonies for their first offense, while Bobby Barnes faces a Class C felony for a second or subsequent offense.

The elder Barnes is also charged with a Class D felony for possession of drug paraphernalia while in possession of a firearm.

Rogers was also indicted on a count of being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.

Misdemeanor charges include possession of drug paraphernalia for Rogers and James Barnes, as well as second-degree hindering prosecution of apprehension fore each of the Barnes.

Also arrested on April 30 were Charles Wayne Washburn, 40, of 940 Mt. Zion Road in Springfield and James Allen Bunch, 53, of 940 Mt. Zion Road, Apt. B.

The two were taken in on Class B felony charges for trafficking greater than or equal to four grams of cocaine.

The charge was a second or subsequent offense for Washburn, and a first offense for Bunch, who was also cited for being in possession of a firearm at the time of the arrest.

The pair was also charged with misdemeanor possession charges for marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Washburn also faces a Class D felony count of acquiring property/enterprise from income from drug related activity.

An indictment indicates that a grand jury found sufficient evidence for a case to go to trial, and does not indicate guilt. All of those indicted are innocent until proven guilty.

A mugshot for James M. Rogers was unavailable.