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After Citizen Complaints, Metamora Shop Owner Arrested For Drug Possession

Posted On January 16, 2018

By Mike Perleberg

David Heninger. Photo by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

(Metamora, Ind.) – A Metamora business owner whose antique shop burned down last month is facing criminal charges.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday that David Heninger, 69, is charged with Maintaining a Common Nuisance (level 6 felony), Possession of a Legend Drug (level 6 felony), Possession of Marijuana (class B misdemeanor) and Possession of Paraphernalia (class C misdemeanor).

Investigators say they received multiple tips from concerned citizens about possible drug activity by Heninger.

Police executed a search warrant at Heninger’s home on Clayborn Street in Metamora on Sunday, January 14. Marijuana, paraphernalia, and legend drugs were allegedly discovered inside.

Heninger was immediately arrested. He posted bond and was released from jail that same day.

A shop belonging to Heninger, Meeting House Antiques, burned to the ground on December 13. Metamora Fire Department officials said there was no indication that the fire was set intentionally.

Heninger was said to have not had the property insured. A GoFundMe page was set up to help with a fundraising goal of $40,000.

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