Report of drug activity leads to two arrests in North Vernon

North Vernon Police arrested two people on drug charges. At 4:13 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of drug activity in the parking lot of a sports bar in the 300 block of Hoosier Street.

Police dog Zobi was summoned to the scene and alerted to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle. Officers reported finding drug paraphernalia and a small amount of meth in the possession of the driver, 27-year-old Michael Davis–Taylor, of North Vernon. He is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Paraphernalia.

A passenger, 37-year-old Jeffery A. Bower, also of North Vernon, was arrested for an active arrest warrant. He was wanted in Jennings County on charges of Failing to Appear for Possession of Methamphetamine, Public Intoxication, Possession of a Device Used to Trick a Drug Screen and Possession of Paraphernalia.