Arrest cites drugs, promoting prostitution

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JASPER — Police accused a man of promoting prostitution and possessing drugs in a Thursday arrest.

The case was opened Wednesday after the Jasper Police Department was dispatched to the report of a verbal altercation involving David B. Morris Jr., 38, 307 W. Sixth St., Jasper, and a female.

Morris, who was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Georgia, had fled the scene by the time officers arrived.

Police received information Thursday that Morris was back at his residence and drugs were present there.

After taking Morris into custody, police obtained a search warrant for the residence and allegedly found a glass bong, a grinder, a brass pipe and other drug paraphernalia; a powder preliminarily identified as the controlled substance Kratom; a syringe; and several types of prescription drugs. Police also developed information Morris had allegedly promoted prostitution.

Authorities booked Morris into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:10 p.m. on preliminary charges that included Level 5 felony promoting prostitution, Level 6 felony counts of unlawful possession of a syringe and unlawful possession of a legend (prescription) drug and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of paraphernalia.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

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