Tip leads to narcotic arrests in Vevay

  Vevay Police Chief James Richards has reported recent narcotics arrests in Vevay.   The Vevay Police Department recently received information regarding the sale of large amount of methamphetamine in the town of Vevay. Officer Austin Boggs, with the assistance of Corporal John Pritchard, then began an investigation based on the information provided.

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  Vevay Police Chief James Richards has reported recent narcotics arrests in Vevay.

  The Vevay Police Department recently received information regarding the sale of large amount of methamphetamine in the town of Vevay. Officer Austin Boggs, with the assistance of Corporal John Pritchard, then began an investigation based on the information provided.

  On April 8th, in the mid morning hours, Officer Boggs and Corporal Pritchard executed a search warrant at 501 Pearl Street, Apartment #2. Vevay Police was assisted by the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police. As the result of the officer’s search warrant, methamphetamine, marijuana, legend drugs, syringes, and other paraphernalia were seized.

  Those arrested were as follows:

  • Jerude T. Iery: dealing in methamphetamine, Level 3 felony; possession of methamphetamine, Level 5 felony; possession of syringe, Level 6 felony; neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, C misdemeanor.

  • Rachel M. Jester: neglect of a dependent, Level 6 felony; and maintaining a common nuisance, Level 6 felony.

  • Jamie N. Beach: possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony; possession of legend drug, Level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, C misdemeanor.

  • Jacob Edwards: visiting a common nuisance, B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, C misdemeanor.

  • Seth D. McFadden: visiting a common nuisance, B misdemeanor.

  Chief Richards reports that all persons are innocent until proven guilty.

  The Vevay Police Department requests the help of the community with any information on narcotics being sold or used.

  Also: if anyone is looking for help with their drug addiction:

  The Choices Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a mobile, community-based team of specialists that provide 24-hour assessment and on-site crisis response to support individuals and their families who are experiencing challenges with opiod overdoses, substance use, and mental health crises.

  CERT not only responds during a time of crisis to stabilize the situation, it also ensures individuals are connected with long term recovery services to achieve success.

  Anyone can make a referral to the CERT program. The program works with individuals of all ages in Switzerland, Ohio, Ripley, Dearborn, Jefferson, Decatur, and Franklin counties.

  To make a referral: call (317) 205-8302 or FAX (866) 514-6489; or email CERT@ChoicesCCS.org.

  People in need of help can also contact the Vevay Police Department at (812) 427-3737.

James Richards

Chief, Vevay Police Department