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Seven Arrested In North Vernon On Drug Activity

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 8:54am

By North Vernon Police Department

Two separate investigations Tuesday evening

Seven people were arrested Tuesday in North Vernon as the results of two separate incidents involving drug activity.

The first was reported at 7:53 p.m. when North Vernon officers responded to a report of a disturbance at 156 W. Walnut St.

After an investigation, police obtained a search warrant for an apartment rented by 31-year-old James McAuliff IV and arrested Frank Bailey, 19, of North Vernon on a warrant for possession of cocaine.

McAuliff and three others, Breuanna Mayes, 22, and Junara Bailey, 43, both of North Vernon, and James Wheeler, 19, of Seymour were arrested for visiting/maintaining a common nuisance.

Frank Bailey was being held without bond in the Jennings County Jail while the others were booked in and being held on $605 bonds.

The second incident involved a report of drug activity in the parking lot of a bar in the 300 block of Hoosier Street at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday.

During that investigation, K9 Zobi and his handler were called to the scene and the dog alerted to a drug odor coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, police reported finding drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine.

Michael Davis-Taylor, 27, of North Vernon was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia, while Jeffrey A. Bower, 37, of North Vernon was arrested on an active Jennings County warrant for failure to appear for possession of methamphetamine, public intoxication, possession of a device used to trick a drug screen and possession of paraphernalia.

Davis-Taylor was booked into the jail on a $3,155 bond, while Bower was booked into the jail on a $2,605 bond.

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