Disabled vehicle call nets drug arrest

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Sunday morning report of a possible disabled or stranded vehicle on the city’s west side resulted in a drug arrest.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office responded to Old Huntingburg Road just south of Division Road at 5:48 a.m.

There, deputies found a Chevrolet Malibu with no license plate and Elbert W. Mitchell II, 37, Taswell, curled up in the back seat.

An investigation resulted in the discovery of three syringes in the car, one of which contained a brown liquid substance, according to police.

Authorities booked Mitchell into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:51 a.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony unlawful possession of syringes and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker towed the Malibu.

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