A Lebanon man who allegedly brought a child to a drug deal was arrested by the Hamilton/Boone Drug Task Force Monday, Dec. 5.
James A. George, 31, 200 block of East North Street, is charged with two C felony counts of dealing a controlled substance and a D felony count of child neglect, the drug task force said in a press release. The Lebanon Police Department assisted in the arrest.
Court records show George lives in an apartment building in that same block. His case is in Boone Circuit Court.
More arrests are expected in connection with the investigation, the drug task force said in a press release.
George allegedly sold an amount of clonazepam, the generic name for Klonopin, the drug task force said. Additional details of the arrest were not available at press time.
Clonazepam is used for the treatment of some types of seizures, panic attacks, side effects of some antipsychotic medications, and for “acute catatonic reactions,” according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It has a long list of possible side effects, including mania, suicidal thoughts, violent behavior and depression. Side effects can also result from taking clonazepam with cold and allergy medications, sleeping pills, tranquilizers and some antibiotics, according to the NLM.
The Hamilton/Boone County Drug Task Force consists of officers from Carmel Police Department, Fishers Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Whitestown Police Department, Zionsville Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, with support from the Hamilton and Boone County Prosecutor’s offices.
Anyone wishing to report any type of illegal drug activity can call the Drug Hotline at 317- 571-2545. Callers may remain anonymous.