Staff Reports

NORTH VERNON — North Vernon police arrested a local woman on drug-related charges after responding to a report of a suspicious person in a vehicle behind a business on Walnut Street.

Officers were sent to check on the vehicle at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and found Tammy M. Fair, 51, North Vernon, said Sgt. Andrew Richmond, North Vernon Police Department spokesman.

Richmond said he suspected drugs might be in the vehicle and K9 Heros alerted to the presence of a drug odor, police said. A subsequent search of the vehicle and Fair’s coat revealed she had two syringes and 6 grams of a substance suspected to be heroin, Richmond said.

Fair was arrested on preliminary charges of felony possession of a narcotic drug and felony possession of a syringe, Richmond said.