Wanted person caught with drugs

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police took a man wanted on a felony warrant into custody Friday and added additional preliminary charges after finding drugs in his belongings.

An anonymous tip received at 3:45 p.m. indicated Corey J. Turpin, 32, 314 W. Ninth St., Jasper, who was wanted on a felony warrant, was currently in a parking lot at Fourth and McCrillus streets, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Officers arrested Turpin on the active warrant and, when searching his belongings incident to the arrest, allegedly located 1 gram of a crystalline substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine; 11 grams of a leafy, plant-like substance that field tested positive for marijuana; a pipe for smoking methamphetamine; a syringe with a small amount of an unknown substance; and a pipe for smoking marijuana.

Authorities booked Turpin into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:29 p.m. Friday on the active warrant and on new preliminary charges that included Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Turpin’s active warrant alleges he took cash and a computer tablet from a woman, with the theft charge enhanced to a Level 6 felony due to a prior conviction for the offense.

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