Former Hendricks County deputy arrested on synthetic drug, official misconduct charges

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Jason Woods

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. (Jan. 14, 2016)– A Former Hendricks County deputy was arrested in Hancock County Thursday on several felony charges.

Jason Woods was arrested on charges of corrupt business influence, dealing in synthetic drugs, bribery, official misconduct and assisting a criminal.

Woods and his wife Teresa Woods, also a former Hendricks County deputy, were arrested in December 2014 on charges stemming from one of the nation’s largest spice busts. They were suspended, then fired, in March 2014.

Woods is expected to appear in court Friday.

Court documents show that the former deputy and his wife were good friends with Russell Taylor, the former head of the Jared Foundation who is serving 27 years in prison on child pornography charges.

Investigators claim Jason and Teresa Woods smoked spice with Taylor when they met socially.