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Meth charges land two in county jail

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By Vince Luecke

TOBINSPORT - Two Perry County men spent Christmas Day in the county jail after being arrested on drug charges.

A 37-year-old man arrested Friday was allegedly carrying 8 grams of methamphetamine and drug-making supplies, state police reporter. George A. James, of 417 First St., Cannelton, was arrested by Trooper Heath Carkuff and faces charges of dealing in and possessing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and possessing 10 grams or more of ephedrine, one of the key ingredients in making the drug.

Carkuff reported seeing a 1990 Mercury traveling left of center on Indiana 166 and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. However, the driver, later identified as James, allegedly sped away northbound and attempted to turn onto County Road 45. However, James was traveling too fast to make the turn, Carkuff reported, and crashed his car near the intersection.

James exited the vehicle, Carkuff said, and allegedly threw a container he had in the pocket of his pants. Carkuff later found the 8 grams of methamphetamine, controlled substances and more than 100 ephedrine pills, state police reported.

James was being held Wednesday on $37,600 bail.

Tell City Man Arrested for Meth Possession

Carkuff arrested a Tell City man Thursday on charges of possessing methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia.

Carkuff was attempting to serve a warrant issued in Perry Circuit Court against Daniel L. Cash, 26, of 7870 Old Highway 237, for failing to appear in court on a separate drug case.

Carkuff arrived at Cash's home and was met by the man's mother, who said she had not seen her son since earlier that day. Carkuff obtained permission to enter the home and heard noise coming from Cash's room. Carkuff allegedly found Cash leaving from a rear door and was allegedly carrying a green tin box. Cash ran back into the house, Carkuff reported and the trooper allegedly found the box under Cash's bed. Inside, police said, was a powdery substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Carkuff also reported finding marijuana in Cash's nightstand.

Cash was lodged in the Perry County Jail and held on $6,600 bail. He was still incarcerated Wednesday.