Suspicious-person report brings arrest

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Sunday morning report of a man sleeping inside his vehicle in a business’ parking lot resulted in an arrest.

The Jasper Police Department was called to a manufacturing business’ parking lot in the 800 block of West Division Road at 10:42 a.m. after employees there had unsuccessfully tried to wake a man sleeping in his vehicle.

Police made contact with the man, identified as Steven M. Snipes, 43, who had no current address.

Snipes was allegedly found to possess a small amount of methamphetamine in his pants pocket. A search also located two metal pipes with burnt residue on them and a DVD box with a mirror inside it.

A police K-9 brought to the scene to assist had given a positive indication to the presence of drugs, police said.

Authorities booked Snipes into the Dubois County Security Center at 11:26 a.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.

A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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