JENNINGS COUNTY — Police arrested two local residents after being told a wanted person was in a car at the Crystal Flash gas station in North Vernon.
When North Vernon officers arrived at 12:47 p.m. Monday, they found the car and recognized Jacob McCarty, 21, North Vernon, as a passenger, said K9/Sgt. Andrew Richmond, department spokesman.
K9 Heros alerted to the odor of drugs inside the car, Richmond said. While investigating the K9 alert, officers found 6 grams of heroin in a bag in McCarty’s shorts, Richmond said.
Officers also found and seized multiple cell phones from the vehicle, $566 in cash and an open pack of rolling papers, Richmond said.
McCarty was arrested on the warrant for failure to appear on a prior drug possession charge and additional charges of possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, Richmond said.
Also arrested was the driver, Guy Yeager, 21, North Vernon, on charges of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia, Richmond said. The vehicle was impounded for having improper license plates, Richmond said.
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