WINCHESTER, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2016)- A Winchester father and son are facing drug charges.
Court papers reveal 48-year-old Kevin Mallory and 18-year-old Austin Mallory admitted to dealing drugs.
“It’s very sad and very disappointing. It’s really sad that the dad wanted to get his son involved in it or vice versa,” said Beverly Oliver, a neighbor.
On Wednesday, detectives showed up to a home on S. Western Avenue to arrest Kevin Mallory on warrants. Investigators found heroin, $717 in cash, a marijuana plant, baggies, digital scales, syringes, and more than 500 capsules used to distribute heroin.
Investigators also found a notebook in a bedroom with a listing of names and dollar amounts.
“To have that sort of thing around a young individual is just unbelievable,” said Shon Byrum, Winchester Mayor.
According to court documents, Austin told investigators that he’s been selling for a couple months and that his father would "hand him capsules of heroin and tell him to go sell them for money."
“I think we’ve had enough, we’ve simply had enough. If you’re going to do drugs and you want to sell drugs you better go somewhere else,” said Byrum.
Mayor Byrum told CBS4 authorities busted a different house on Friday morning and found a meth lab.
“It feels good that we are cleaning this up and doing this because it’s been very scary around Winchester and Randolph County for a long time,” says Byrum.
Court papers show, Kevin Mallory told investigators he was buying heroin from a dealer. He would sell half of it to make a profit and then keep the rest to support his habit.
Investigators say Kevin was on probation for a 2012 drug conviction. He allegedly wasn’t showing up to appointments and required drug testing, so investigators were originally arresting him for a probation violation.
Both Kevin and Austin Mallory are facing a list of drug charges including dealing, possession, and maintaining a common nuisance.