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Duo’s arrest leads to 4 drug charges

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An investigation that began with the report of a suspicious vehicle Friday night in a parking lot at a North Vernon apartment complex led to the arrests of two people on four drug-related charges, police report.

Sara A. Jarvis, 34, and Trevor R. Gault, 32, both of North Vernon, each face a Class A felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine. A Class A felony is punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The pair also face charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; possession of a syringe, a Class D felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

North Vernon officers arrested the two after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at the Lincoln Street apartments on the city’s south side.

Officer Scotty Willis reported he stopped the vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot and found that Jarvis was driving while suspended with a prior conviction within 10 years, a Class A misdemeanor.

Jarvis was taken into custody on that charge and her passenger, later identified as Gault, could not drive the vehicle away from the scene, Willis said.

Willis said Sgt. Andrew Richmond and his K-9 Heroes were called to the scene and the dog alerted him of the odor of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, police said they found and took into custody five grams of methamphetamine, a syringe, a set of digital scales and several others items of paraphernalia.

Jarvis and Gault were booked into the Jennings County Jail at 9:53 p.m. Friday and were being held on $2,605 bond pending their initial court hearings in Jennings Circuit Court.

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