FRANKLIN, Ind. – Police have a Facebook post to thank for the arrest of seven people in Johnson County.
Authorities executed a search warrant Wednesday after investigating a Facebook post that read, “Come get it” with a picture of what appeared to be medical marijuana.
According to court documents, investigators with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office found the Facebook post by Andrew Konchinsky, 26, 14 hours after posting it.
When they went to a Greenwood home in the 600 block of N. Park Drive, they were not expecting to find a potential drug deal going on.
“We were looking for Mr. Konchinsky and his bag of medical marijuana,” said Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper. “We had no evidence at the time that there were deals going on, but with all the paraphernalia and drugs throughout the house, we believe there was some sort of some drug dealing and drug use that was going on there for quite some time.”
Authorities said they found in the search various drugs, needles, smoking devices and other drug paraphernalia.
“It was predominately marijuana” said Cooper. “There was also some pills and syringes for injecting methamphetamine and also, potentially, heroin.”
Cooper said penalties range on the low end of a maximum of 60 days in jail and a fine.
The homeowners, who were allowing Konchinsky to stay in their house, face the harsh penalty of 2.5 years in prison and a fine.
Cooper expected all seven people to make their initial court appearance next week.