Report of possible overdose leads to arrest of North Vernon man

A North Vernon man is behind bars on drug charges.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that shortly after 7:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to a possible overdose near the old school in Vernon. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with 24-year-old Nicholas Barlow who was standing near a vehicle. While speaking with Barlow, deputies reported seeing a bag containing 2.5 grams of crystal substance in the passenger seat.

Barlow was checked by Jennings County EMS at the scene and refused treatment. He was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Methamphetamine and is being held on $3,155 cash bond.