Two North Vernon men facing drug charges after mistaken return

Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

Two North Vernon men was arrested over the weekend on drug charges after one attempted to return a cell phone to local business. Just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, Jennings County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a local business after employees located a glass smoking pipe inside of a box for a cell phone that a man was attempting to return to the store.

Deputies spoke with the man, 50-year-old Marvin Cumberworth, who allegedly confessed to being in possession of methamphetamine. He was then arrested and transported to the Jennings County Jail.

Upon arrival to the jail, officers reported finding Cumberworth in possession of a larger amount of methamphetamine. Further investigation led police to Cumberworth’s home in Campbell Township. Deputies reported finding approximately eight grams of meth and 180 grams of marijuana in the home. Deputies also made contact with 40-year-old James Earl, of North Vernon inside the residence. He was arrested for possessing meth.

Cumberworth is facing preliminary charges of:

– Dealing Methamphetamine – Level 3 Felony
– Dealing Marijuana- A Misdemeanor
– Possession of Marijuana – B misdemeanor
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance – Level 6 Felony

Cumberworth is being held in the Jennings County Jail on a $12,055 full cash bond.

Earl is facing preliminary charges of:

– Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
– Possession of Paraphernalia – C misdemeanor
– Visiting a Common Nuisance – A Misdemeanor

Earl is being held on a $3,055 full cash bond.