Man accused of methamphetamine possession, runs from police


One man was arrested on Tuesday after a South Bend Police officer was notified of a stolen vehicle traveling north on Michigan Street.

The officer found the vehicle as it turned into a gas station. Before the driver could enter the gas station, the officer told him and his passenger to walk to the rear end of the vehicle.

The driver, identified as Jermon Gavin, walked to the passenger side where he opened the door and tossed a clear bag containing a white, crystal-like substance onto the ground.

The officer reportedly drew her handgun and ordered Gavin to walk to her.

Gavin then allegedly picked up the clear bag and attempted to run east.

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

He was taken into custody following the chase.

The clear bag was found to contain methamphetamine, weighing 33.02 grams.

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


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