A North Vernon man arrested after attempting to return a cell phone to local business and the box contained his drug paraphernalia.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 5:35am

By Jennings Co. Sheriff's Department

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On November 29, 2019 at approximately 8:22 p.m., Deputy Thomas Mellencamp and Reserve Deputy Dylan Smock responded to a local business after employees located a glass smoking device commonly used to smoke Methamphetamine. The pipe was inside of a box for a cell phone that a male subject was attempting to return to the store. Deputy Mellencamp made contact with the male subject, Marvin Cumberworth (50 of North Vernon). Marvin Cumberworth admitted to Deputy Mellencamp that he did have Meth on his person. The Methamphetamine was located and Mr. Cumberworth was arrested and transported to the Jennings County Jail.

Upon arrival to the Jail, a larger amount of Methamphetamine was located on Mr. Cumberworth’s person. Further investigation led to Mr. Cumberworth’s home in Campbell Township. Deputies located approximately 8 grams of Methamphetamine and 180 grams of Marijuana in the residence. Deputies also made contact with James Earl (40 of North Vernon), who was also in the residence, and located Methamphetamine on his person. James Earl was also taken into custody. Mr. Cumberworth advised Deputies that he sells Methamphetamine and Marijuana to supplement his income.


Marvin Cumberworth-
Dealing Methamphetamine- Level 3 Felony Dealing Marijuana- A Misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana- B misdemeanor
Maintaining a Common Nuisance- Level 6 Felony

Mr. Cumberworth is being held at the Jennings County Jail on a $12,055 full cash bond..

James Earl-
Possession of Methamphetamine- Level 6 Felony
Possession of Paraphernalia- C misdemeanor
Visiting a Common Nuisance- A Misdemeanor

Mr. Earl is being held on a $3,055 full cash bond.

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