Subject arrested with drugs and a handgun
On October 28, 2020 at approximately 5:00pm, Jennings County Deputy Ian McPherson conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation in the area of US Hwy 50 and CR 900 W. During the course of the traffic stop, Deputy McPherson suspected the occupants were involved in criminal activity. Deputy McPherson requested a canine for an open air sniff. Seymour Police Department Canine Officer Devlin McMendis and canine Edi arrived to assist. Canine Edi alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor being emitted from the vehicle. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that a passenger in the vehicle, Tamara K. Ross (35 of North Vernon), was in possession of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine, Fentanyl and in possession of a handgun.
Deputy McPherson arrested Tamara Ross for Possession of Methamphetamine with a firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance with a firearm, Obstruction of Justice and Possession of Paraphernalia. The other two occupants of the vehicle were determined not to be involved and released. Tamara was transported to the Jennings County Jail where she is being held on a level 5 Felonies with a cash bond of $3,155.00
It was later determined that the amount of Fentanyl taken off the street was enough to kill 1666 people. Sheriff Freeman will continue to support the efforts of his Deputies to get drugs out of Jennings County and encourages anyone with information regarding criminal activity to call the anonymous tip line at 812-346-0342.