Methamphetamine and mushrooms were among more than 100 grams of illegal substances discovered when Jasper County Sheriff’s Department of Narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at the residence of a convicted drug dealer. It was the biggest failure of the year, Sheriff Randy Johnson said.
Matthew Boutwell, 47, has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a criminal and trafficking in methamphetamine. Madison Ainsworth, 25, was also arrested and charged at the scene with giving false information to officers and possession of a controlled substance.
Narcotics investigators executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a house near Highway 533 in southwest Jasper County following a preliminary investigation into illegal drug activity, the report notes.
Boutwell and Ainsworth were transported to Jasper County Jail after narcotics investigators seized approximately 86 grams of suspected methamphetamine, several grams of psilocybin mushroom and suspected hashish, several illegally obtained prescription drugs, including fentanyl and oxycodone, and more than 30 grams of suspected marijuana. , reports noted. Investigators also seized two handguns and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Additional charges are pending for the results of the criminal lab, Johnson said.
“Several improvements to these charges are possible as this will be a second offense and a weapon was present,” the JCSD said.
“Narcotics officers have been watching him for quite some time, and this is not his first time with law enforcement,” Johnson said.
In 2020, Boutwell was arrested on similar charges to Jasper and was out on bail. He had previously been convicted of selling methamphetamine in Jones County in 2014 as well as two other possession charges in 2013 and 2015. Boutwell’s bond was set at $ 100,000 and Ainsworth’s bond was set. was set at $ 1,200 by Judge Morgan Jones.