911 call leads to drug arrest

The report of a drug overdose at a residence northwest of Tampico led to the arrest of a man on drug charges.

Jordan Collins, 23, of Seymour was arrested Sunday evening after an officer assisting paramedics saw drug paraphernalia and heroin in the residence in the 5000 block of East County Road 400S, Seymour.

Jackson County Officer Rick Meyer also reported finding a hypodermic needle containing heroin that was ready to be used.

Collins told paramedics with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services that he was OK and did not need to be treated. He also signed a release declining treatment and transportation to the hospital.

Ambulance personnel were called to the residence after Jackson County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers received a 911 call from Collins’ mother at 5:40 p.m. about a possible overdose.

County officers Adam Nicholson and Rob Henley responded to that call along with Meyer and Crothersville officers Brent Turner and Shane Collier.

Lt. Andy Wayman with the sheriff’s department said it’s not unusual for officers to assist at the scene of a report of a drug overdose because it offers safety to the ambulance crew. It also puts police officers on the scene if drugs are found, he said.

Wayman said he doesn’t believe in this case that an overdose occurred.

Collins was arrested and booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 6:50 p.m. Sunday.

He faces charges of two Level 6 felonies of maintaining a common nuisance and possession of heroin. He also has a charge pending of possession of paraphernalia. He was being held without bond Monday morning pending his initial court hearing.

Meyer said in his report that the incident remains under investigation and more arrests are possible.