Pat-down finds suspected methamphetamine

From Local Sources


FERDINAND — Police took a man into custody Tuesday night in Ferdinand after allegedly finding him possession of methamphetamine.

Officers with the Ferdinand Police Department and Dubois County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of a mobile home park on West Ninth Street after a report of a suspicious person in the area at 7:45 p.m.

Police report making initial contact with Jeffrey G. Deich, 35, who did not have a current address, who indicated he was waiting on a ride. Deich was allowed to go on his way until complainants gave police additional information about Deich allegedly coming onto their property.

Officers again made contact with Deich and, during a pat-down for officer safety, allegedly found him in possession of a small amount of a white crystalline powder that field tested positive as methamphetamine.

Authorities booked Deich into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:24 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of possession of methamphetamine.

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