Jennings deputy finds meth in bathroom during break

David Collett. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A Jennings County deputy stopped at a store for a bathroom break and ended up arresting the store’s worker on drug charges.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy John Amis stopped at the local business to use the facilities and discovered a meth pipe inside the restroom that was still smoking. Amis questioned the store’s employee, 64-year-old David Collett of North Vernon, who admitted to smoking the pipe and leaving it when he heard a customer enter.

Collett was on parole and police say he told them he was smoking meth because his parole officer was on vacation. Collett was arrested and deputies secured the business until a manager could arrive.