Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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May 8, 2012

Three arrested in drug bust

Greensburg — A weekend drug bust led to the arrest of three Decatur County residents.

According to a press release received by the Daily News, Nathan L. Cundiff, 34, of 8462 South CR 225 East; Charity Smith, 40, of 1816 East CR 1000 South in Westport and Timothy J. Giddings, 38, of 4515 West CR 500 South, were arrested Friday following the execution of a search warrant at Smith's residence.

Cundiff has been charged with Possession of More than 30 Grams of Marijuana (Class D Felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D Felony) and two counts of Dealing in Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Charging information filed in Decatur Circuit Court asserts that Cundiff knowingly kept the marijuana within a shed at the Westport residence he shared with Smith.

The charging information further alleges that the barn was used to keep and deliver the drugs.

Cundiff is also alleged to have sold marijuana in exchange for $25 April 18 and another amount for $80 May 3.

Giddings was charged with Possession of Marijuana with a Previous Conviction, a Class D Felony. A sentence enhancement of "Habitual Substance Offender" was added to the charge.

Charging information pertaining to Giddings states that he knowingly possessed marijuana in the camper in which he was sleeping on the property of Cundiff and Smith.

Giddings was convicted on a charge of Possession of Marijuana, a Class A Misdemeanor, in 2004, and for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated last year.

Smith was booked on a charge of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, a Class D Felony.

Cundiff and Smith had been under investigation by the Greensburg Police Department (GPD) and the Westport Police Department for dealing marijuana.

The property was searched by law enforcement officials from those departments as well as the Decatur County Sheriff's Department, Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Indiana Excise Police.

The release notes that the search netted more than 619 grams of marijuana, which amounts to a street value of about $3,000.

An assortment of firearms were also seized from the property by the Greensburg Police Department.

Cundiff and Smith's children were removed from the home by the Decatur County Department of Child Services.

Cundiff and Smith posted bond in the amount of $1,005 and $755 cash, respectively, Friday. Giddings is currently incarcerated in the Decatur County Jail on a $1,005 cash bond.

Cundiff is scheduled to appear in court at 1 p.m. May 23.

"The City of Greensburg Police Department and the Westport Police Department would like to express their gratitude to the residents of Decatur County for their continued support and tips that led to the completion of this drug investigation," said the release.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056

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