On Saturday, January 9 2016, the Madison Police Department was dispatched to a parking lot in the 700
block of Jefferson Court in reference to subjects using narcotics in the parking lot. Captain Rick Mundt,
Lieutenant Bruce Heaton, Patrolman Brandon Decker and Patrolman Shawn Scudder responded to the
Officers located a vehicle matching the description in the parking lot. When officers approached the
vehicle, a white male, later identified as Jordan L. Laswell, 29, of North Vernon, got out of the vehicle. A
white female, Sheanna R. Bowling, 20, of Seymour also exited the vehicle.
Patrolman Scudder observed an orange colored syringe lying on the ground near the passenger side
door. The syringe contained a tan/brown liquid. Officers asked both subjects to empty their pockets.
Laswell produced another orange colored syringe from his pants pocket. Laswell also had a folded piece
of foil that contained a brown, granular substance that field tested positive for heroin.
It was learned there was an active arrest warrant out of Ripley County, Indiana, for Laswell’s arrest.
During an interview, Laswell stated the syringe on the ground was his and it contained heroin that he
was about to inject.
Captain Mundt and his K-9 partner, Eros, conducted an open-air sniff around the vehicle. Eros alerted to
the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Officers then searched the vehicle. During the search, officers
located a homemade filtering device and a brown leather belt. Laswell advised officers that both items
were his and that he used them while ingesting heroin. Other items of paraphernalia were found on
Scudder also found a clear plastic baggy containing what was believed to be marijuana. This baggy was
near where Sheanna Bowling had been standing. After questioning Bowling, she admitted the
marijuana was hers.
During the booking process, jail officers located paraphernalia and folded foil that contained heroin on
Arrested: Jordan L. Laswell (29) Sheanna R. Bowling (20)
North Vernon, IN Seymour, IN
Possession of Narcotic Drug Possession of Narcotic Drug
Possession of Syringe Possession of Syringe
Possession of Paraphernalia Possession of Paraphernalia
Possession of Marijuana