Man charged in Jennings Co. drug and gun bust - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Man charged in Jennings Co. drug and gun bust

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Authorities in Jennings County, Indiana arrested a North Vernon man after he attempted to run from police, according a news release.

At approximately 10:25 Friday morning, a trooper attempted to stop a Chevrolet Blazer in an alley near Walnut Street in North Vernon.

The Blazer was being driven by 29-year-old Blake A. Schultz of North Vernon and the trooper knew his license was suspended. When the trooper activated his emergency lights, police say the Blazer fled through the alley for two to three blocks at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.

When the Blazer reached an intersection, it was going too fast to make the turn onto Vernon Street. Police say Schultz jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot as the Blazer continued  traveling forward, stopping after striking a utility pole.

Police say Schultz ran through a field, a yard, across railroad tracks, and through a wooded area. A perimeter was established and a short time later, a North Vernon police officer located Schultz in a garage on Greensburg St. trying to hide under a stack of mattresses. 

A subsequent search of the Schultz's vehicle uncovered .5 grams of crystal meth, 6 syringes, a handgun, digital scale, 12 Dilaudid pills, 17 Clonazapam pills, 16 Hydrocodone pills, and various paraphernalia.

Schultz was transported to Jennings County Jail, where he was held with no bond.
Jennings faces multiple charges including dealing and possessing meth, handgun possession, dealing and possessing a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and resisting law enforcement.

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