Pair arrested after Greenwood drug bust

GREENWOOD – Greenwood police arrested two people after getting a tip about a possible meth lab in a garage.

Police received the tip late Sunday night about the possible lab on Averitt Road, but their first stop wasn’t the right one. According to police, they showed up the house and were met by a surprised homeowner who “couldn’t help but laugh” at the anonymous complaint. The homeowner let police inspect his garage, and officers found “absolutely no signs of illegal activity.”

Police said the tipster provided them with some names, so they checked addresses in the area and found a match at a different residence on Averitt Road, according to a report from the Greenwood Police Department.

Inside that home, they found a woman, later identified as 28-year-old Jowelle Borje-Burdine, sleeping on the couch. After the woman opened the door, police observed drug paraphernalia including pipes and rolling papers. They also smelled marijuana. Police asked the woman if anyone else was inside the house, and she led police to a bedroom where a man was asleep. Police later identified him as 29-year-old Charles “Blake” Dawson.

Officers observed a “plastic tray shoved halfway under the couch” and “glass pipes commonly used for smoking narcotics.” They told the pair about the meth lab allegation, though they “were hesitant to say anything” about it, according to the report.

Borje-Burdine and Dawson signed a “consent to search” form, and officers began looking through the home. They found glass vials “with white powder residue” and a marijuana grinder. They also found what appeared to be a bag of marijuana in a handbag. Officers next focused on the garage, asking the pair if there was anything that could be dangerous inside. Dawson told them “not to touch the glass bottles in the cabinet next to the dresser drawers.”

Inside the garage, officers found a double burner commonly used in the manufacturing of meth. Other materials included coffee filters, filtered breathing masks, rubber gloves, lab equipment, plastic tubes and glass jars with white residue.

Police then called the Indiana State Police Meth Unit to log the materials and remove the chemicals.

Officers arrested the pair on several drug-related charges.

35 comments

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    >According to police, they showed up the house
    >Officers observed a “plastic try shoved halfway under the couch”

    The author of this article needs to be investigated because I think they were smoking some chronic when they wrote it. LOL!

  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    Oh and Jowelle Borje-Burdine looks like she needs to eat something and scrub her face with Pro-Active!

    YIKES! Zits a go-go on her face! Damn! lol

    • Bob

      That is a typical meth users face–open sores, big acne-like breakout, rotten teeth and gum disease

  • anonymous

    This is very sad. I knew this girl since she was a little girl, she went through hell. No one would listen as her family seemed normal. She was a beautiful teenager

    • anonymous

      Not sure who you are, but I agree.. I grew up with her as a close friend. She was a beatiful girl. I am so sad to see this for both of them. I hope they can get the help they need

      • Sheriffroddingham

        I too grew up with them. And sadly, we are seeing this more and more with our graduating class. When will people wake up? And yes, Jowelle was a VERY beautiful girl in school….Blake was always a punk…

  • MRKNOWITALL

    I ALSO KNEW BOTH OF THESE SINCE WE WERE TEENAGERS AND NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN RIGHT,IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME. METH IS ONE HELL OF A DRUG!!!!! AND BY THE PICTURES I WOULD SAY SHE USED A LOT MORE JUST BY HER FACE!!!

  • Anonymous

    It's a long time coming but it doesn't make ok to gloat. They are both good people who got mixed up with a nasty habit.

  • Anonymous

    I totally agree that they are grown ups and made a choice, but do u really now there stories and what thay have gone through. So thank twice before u going callin people scumbags. Good people do get caught u in bad things. I did not know her but I did now him.

  • ANNA WOODALL

    SORRY BUT THIS IS WHAT THEY DESERVE..THEY ARE MAKING THIS DRUG IN A NEIGHBORHOOD OR EVEN IF NOT A NEIGHBORHOOD THERE IS A NEIGHBOR IM SURE AND THEIR STUPID DECISSIONS AND ACTIONS COULD KILL AN INNOCENT PERSON A CHILD ETC… THIS IS WHAT THEY GET…FN NASTY METH HEADS…

  • A M S W

    HEY ITS A SAD SONG AND DANCE…BUT SHE DECIDED TO BE A CHEMIST AND PUT NOT ONLY HER LIFE IN DANGER BUT CHILDREN AND OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLES AS WELL….MAYBE THIS IS WHAT SHE NEEDED…BEFORE SHE REALLY HURT SOMEBODY OR HER SELF..AND THIS IS DIRECTED TOWARDS HIM AS WELL…I JUST AM SAD FOR HER

  • ANNA WOODALL

    LOOK..U CAN TAKE UP FOR A METH HEAD, DEALER ALL U WANT BUT NO PITY FOR HIM OR HER,,, THEY HAD NO PITY FOR THE INOCENT PEOPLE AROUND THEM…..WHO WANTS TO BREATHE IN THAT JUNK..NOT TO MENTION THE CHILDREN..I MEAN GET REAL….JUST CUZ THEY DONT WANT TO WORK THEY GOTTA MAKE NUCLEAR BIOHAZARD CHEMICALS THAT ARE GOING IN PEOPLES BODIES AND INNOCENT CHILDREN ARE BREATHING THAT JUNK IN…THE WAY I SEE IT ITS OUR TAX DOLLARS BEING PUT TO GOOD USE AND ITS ABOUT TIME WE GET THESE JUNKIES OFF THE STREETS….PERIOD

    • aaron

      actually anything ud be breathing in out of that garage is no worse than an hour downtown prolly a bit healthier nd n all honesty i doubt these ppl were putting very much drugs n the street or they would have found more so now theyve spent several thousand shutting down a several hundred dollar operation with people who probably only sold dope to 7 or 8 ppl so all ina ll theyve done nothing but put to people in jail who albeit meth heads were not endangering anyone just sellin dop for extra cash n gettin high. meth lab explosions are blown way out of proportion theyve very rare and typically occur when u have open flames near flammable gases which occurs EVERYWHERE around u in oher ways

  • Anonymous

    I know and am related to Blake. He has dealt with severe back pain for many years. That doesn't justify this, but there is a progression when you are dealing with pain and prescription medication doesn't help. I hope that this is a wake up call for him and he can turn things around.

  • anonymous

    Does anyone know if Jowelle worked at Sears back before 9/11 because she looks familiar. Like the girl who worked the juniors dept. and got fired for stealing

  • anonymous

    It would be nice if people would remember that these are others' loved ones. People in a downward spiral make stupid decisions but that doesn't make them bad people. They both come from nice families but have made a stupid move based on an addiction that is out of control. This could happen to anyone in any family. Don't ever think that it won't happen in yours.

  • Jenn

    I think they are getting what they deserve. You say they are good people, but good people don't make decisions that they know are wrong and most important, AGAINST THE LAW!!!!

  • Guest

    They may be good people but they are manufacturing and selling to other addicts an they are ultimately helping those addicted to kill themselves. All need help! Children are affected, families are affected, meth forever changes the lives who are around it. I pray for the families, the individuals who sold it, those who bought it.

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