North Vernon man arrested for possessing methamphetamine


Police responding to a report of a possible overdose Monday arrested a 24-year-old Jennings County man on a preliminary charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Nicholas Barlow of North Vernon was booked into the Jennings County Jail on that charge at 7:50 p.m. and was being held on a $1,355 bond pending his initial hearing.

According to a news release from Jennings County Chief Deputy David Turner, Barlow was arrested by officers who responded to the report of a possible overdose at the old school in Vernon at about 7:35 p.m. Monday.

Upon arrival, Officer Craig Hahn made contact with a male subject who was standing near a vehicle. The man, later identified as Nicholas, was alert and conscious.

While speaking with Hahn, Sgt. Cody Low and Deputy Doug Brown arrived to assist.

Upon further investigation, Low reported seeing a bag containing 2.5 grams of a crystal substance in the seat of the vehicle belonging to Barlow.

Barlow was checked by Jennings County Emergency Medical Services personnel at the scene and refused treatment.

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