Wrong-way driver jailed on drug accusations

From Local Sources


JASPER — A wrong-way driver was taken to jail late Thursday afternoon after police alleged he was in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

A Jasper Police Department officer stopped a 2016 Chevrolet passenger car driven by Jeremy D. Smith, 35, Winslow, at 5:30 p.m. at Fifth and Jackson streets because Smith was driving the wrong direction on the one-way street.

During the course of the traffic stop, police report, it was determined Smith had never had a driver’s license.

After getting consent to search the car, police allegedly found a glass smoking device, a marijuana grinder and other paraphernalia. A subsequent search of Smith allegedly found him in possession of methamphetamine on his person.

Authorities booked Smith into the Dubois County Security Center on preliminary charges that included a Level 6 felony count of methamphetamine possession and misdemeanor counts of possession of paraphernalia and operator never licensed.

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