Man accused of methamphetamine possession, running from police

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly ran from police and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Jermon Gavin was arrested on the charges of resisting law enforcement and possession of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday, an officer with the South Bend Police Department was notified of a stolen vehicle traveling north on Michigan Street.

After running the plate, the officer confirmed the vehicle was stolen.

The officer found the vehicle as it traveled on Michigan Street and turned into a gas station parking lot.

The driver, identified as Gavin, and a passenger got out of the vehicle and walked toward the gas station doors.

Before entering, the officer ordered Gavin and his passenger to walk toward the back of the stolen vehicle.

Gavin instead walked toward the front passenger door and opened it despite the officer's orders, reports said.

The officer saw Gavin toss a clear plastic bag on the ground that held a white, crystal-like substance inside, police said.

As the officer drew her handgun and ordered Gavin to walk over to her, Gavin allegedly picked up the clear bag and ran east.

As Gavin ran, he tossed the plastic bag over a wooden fence into a backyard, reports said.

He was eventually taken into custody following the chase.

The substance inside the plastic bag field-tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 0.07 pounds (33.02 grams).

Gavin is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail on a $4,000 cash bond.

He is due back in court on November 16.

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