Police: 3 caught with drugs, stolen guns, cash in car

Two Franklin residents with nearly 20 criminal convictions combined during the past 15 years have been arrested again on felony drug dealing charges.

Brian S. Huffman, 36, and Marjorie Summers, 40, were arrested after an investigation by Franklin police this month. Police found drugs, stolen guns and cash during the investigation. They are now facing level two and level three felonies, which come with recommended sentences of 17 and 9 years if convicted.

Huffman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and carrying a handgun without a license. Summers is charged with possession of methamphetamine and aiding or inducing methamphetamine dealing.

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Franklin police conducted an undercover investigation and recorded evidence of Huffman, Summers and a juvenile selling hundreds of dollars worth of methamphetamine in Johnson County, according to a probable cause evidence.

They had sold drugs to a person in Greenwood and exchanged the money and the drugs after weighing it out in their vehicle in a retail business parking lot in the middle of the day, the affidavit said.

Police stopped the vehicle the three were in after the drug deal, and found pills, more methamphetamine, a scale, a gun magazine, marijuana, a loaded handgun, another loaded gun that had been reported stolen in Marion County, needles, smoking pipes and items used to inject heroin.

Huffman told police that he had traded methamphetamine for the guns and planned to sell the rest of the drugs, which had been purchased in Indianapolis, the affidavit said.

They were arrested Aug. 4. The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office filed the charges late last week after reviewing the case.

Huffman has a criminal record in Marion and Johnson counties that includes misdemeanor and felony convictions for possession of marijuana, battery, public intoxication, driving while suspended and theft that dates back to 2001.

He’s currently facing felony charges in Marion County of unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of narcotics, and has failed to appear in court, court records show.

Summers has convictions for disorderly conduct, invasion of privacy, false informing, public intoxication, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia in both counties, records show.

Huffman, of 1875 Younce St., is held without bond at the Johnson County jail. Summers, 401 N. Main St., Apt. B, is held on $61,200 bond.

The teen was taken to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and New Whiteland police assisted in the investigation.

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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mholtkamp@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2774.