Drugs discovered in leaving-the-scene stop

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police report discovering drugs during a leaving-the-scene investigation Monday afternoon.

The Jasper Police Department was dispatched at 1 p.m. to a leaving-the-scene crash at Seventh and Newton streets. The suspect, Taryn L. Ballard, 28, Taswell, and her vehicle, a 2010 Buick Enclave, were located a short time later at 36th Street and Leslie Drive.

While inventorying the Buick so it could be towed, police located 1 gram of a crystalline substance that field tested positive as methamphetamine. Also found was a Suboxone tablet, 12 Gabapentin tablets and a glass smoking pipe with a residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to police.

Authorities booked Ballard into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:37 p.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a legend drug and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of paraphernalia.

Jasper police K-9 Mack and a Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.

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