North Vernon woman faces charges for suspected heroin

Tammy M. Fair; photo courtesy of North Vernon Police Dept.

A North Vernon woman was arrested Saturday on drug charges after police were called about a suspicious vehicle. Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North Vernon Police Department, says that at 9:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious person sitting in a vehicle behind a business on Walnut Street.

When police arrived, they spoke with 51-year-old Tammy M. Fair. Richmond says that during the conversation, he became suspicious that drugs may be involved. He deployed his K9, Heros, to sniff around the outside of Fair’s car. That resulted in the K9 being alerted to the presence of drugs, says Richmond. He adds that a search of the vehicle and Fair’s coat resulted in the discovery of two syringes and six grams of a substance suspected to be heroin.

Fair was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of a Narcotic Drug and Possession of a Syringe.