Warrant service accompanied by drug arrest

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police taking a woman into custody in Jasper Friday on a failure-to-appear warrant arrested a man at the location after allegedly discovering him in possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department went to 29 S. Clay St. to serve a failure-to-appear warrant on Jessica A. Kerr, 27, in a suspended driving case.

While at the residence, the deputy also made contact with Tyler P. O’Keefe, 26, 6 W. Second St., Birdseye, and allegedly spotted drugs and paraphernalia in plain view.

After obtaining a search warrant, police allegedly found methamphetamine, heroin, syringes, marijuana and drug paraphernalia that included pipes with burnt residue, cut straws, spoons, a finger scale and prescription pills.

Authorities booked O’Keefe into the Dubois County Security Center on preliminary charges that included Level 4 felony counts of dealing methamphetamine and dealing a narcotic drug, a Level 5 felony count of methamphetamine possession, Level 6 felony counts of possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of syringes and misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Kerr was also booked into the security center on her outstanding warrant and on a body attachment warrant.

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