North Vernon Traffic Stop leads to Methamphetamine seizure

20 grams of Methamphetamine, 5 grams of Marijuana

On April 25th, Officer Wes Thayer of the North Vernon Police Department observed a vehicle with only one functioning headlight. Officer Thayer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Upon making contact with the driver, John Jackson, 29, of North Vernon, Officer Thayer detected the odor of Marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located 20 grams of Methamphetamine, 5 grams of Marijuana, Syringes, drug paraphernalia, digital scales, and individual plastic baggies.

John Jackson was placed under arrest and transported to the Jennings County Jail on the following charges:

Dealing in Methamphetamine: +10 grams and involving a firearm- Level 2 felony
Possession of Methamphetamine- Level 6 felony
Possession of Marijuana-A-Misdemeanor
Possession of a syringe- Level 6 Felony

All subjects charged are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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