Paris Crossing resident arrested on drug-related charges

Bathory, Luke A
Luke A. Bathory

NORTH VERNON — A Paris Crossing resident was arrested on multiple drug-related charges after a North Vernon police officer stopped his pickup truck on North State Street.

Luke A. Bathory, 21, Paris Crossing, was arrested at 9:32 p.m. Friday on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and carrying a handgun without a license, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, North Vernon Police Department spokesman.

During the traffic stop, Officer Kyle Hall requested that Jennings County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Allen Ritchie and K9 Vampir check Bathory’s vehicle, Richmond said. Vampir alerted to the odor of an illegal drug in the vehicle.

Officers found 20 grams of methamphetamine, a Ruger .380 handgun, a set of digital scales and a methamphetamine smoking device in the vehicle, Richmond said. Bathory had a Cobra 9mm handgun on his person at the time of the arrest, Richmond said.

Bathory is being held in the Jennings County Jail, Richmond said.

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Methamphetamine, a handgun and a set of digital scales were among the items confiscated from Luke A. Bathory, 21, Paris Crossing, by police.
Methamphetamine, a handgun and a set of digital scales were among the items confiscated from Luke A. Bathory, 21, Paris Crossing, by police.