Jennings deputies aid Scott County in drug bust

A partnership between Jennings and Scott counties led to the arrest of four people on drug-related charges this week in the town of Underwood.

According to Scott County Sheriff’s Department reports, the emergency response teams from the Jennings and Scott county departments were involved in serving a search warrant and arrest warrants at a home on U.S. 31 in Underwood Tuesday night, based on tips about drug activity at the home. The search uncovered 24 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and about $1,000 in cash.

Authorities arrested 56-year-old Richard Bramer of Scottsburg and 32-year-old Vinnie Ferguson of Henryville on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine.

Deputies also noticed two people leaving the home before the warrants were served. After being stopped, they were also arrested on charges including possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.