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Distress call turns into drug arrest


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NORTH VERNON — An effort to help a motorist in distress led to a North Vernon man being apprehended on drug charges.

Jacob D. Jones, 23, of 18 Poplar St., North Vernon, was arrested early Thursday for dealing in methamphetamine and two counts of possession of methamphetamine, all of which are considered Class A felonies.

Jones was spotted sitting in the roadway a half-mile from his Spencer Township home by Maj. Jerry Shepherd of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, according to a news release.

Shepherd learned upon further investigation that Jones had about eight grams of methamphetamine, as well as a syringe, the release stated.

The North Vernon resident was immediately taken into custody and is being held without bond in the Jennings County Jail. The case remains under investigation.

It will be up to Jennings County Prosecutor Alan Marshall to determine what charges, if any, will be filed.

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