A Jennings County man faces at least eight criminal charges related to his arrest during a traffic stop Sunday night in Country Squire Lakes, police report.
John Dearborn, 46, of North Vernon, was charged with a Level 5 felony of dealing in methamphetamine and Level 6 felonies of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance, according to a news release from Jennings County Officer Drew Heilers.
Dearborn also faces Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and trafficking with an inmate, a Class B misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia and a citation for driving while suspended.
Heilers reported Dearborn’s arrest occurred when he stopped a motorist who had crossed left of center in the area of Country Manor Road and Derbyshire Court. Dearborn was then identified as the driver of the 1993 Pontiac.
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During the stop, Heilers said police could see drug-related paraphernalia inside the vehicle. During the ensuing investigation, officers found approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, a digital scale, two syringes and drug-related paraphernalia. An unspecified amount of cash also was seized from Dearborn during the investigation.
Dearborn is being held at the Jennings County Jail on $10,055 cash bond.