Five from Jamesport arrested on drug-related charges

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Five Jamesport residents were arrested and face drug-related charges in Daviess County following the execution of search warrants on Monday.

Online court information shows 39-year-old Amber Clevenger has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and four misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense.

Thirty-five-year-old Charlez Cameron, 25-year-old Ashley Ross, 37-year-old Dustin Kimberling, and 38-year-old Kristopher Simpson have each been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana or synthetic cannabinoid and two misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was denied for all those arrested and they are scheduled for arraignment in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Thursday at 1:30 pm.

A probable cause statement says Clevenger admitted to using methamphetamine and told law enforcement her drug paraphernalia was on a shelf in her bedroom. A subsequent search was conducted, and several items were allegedly found in a nylon and plastic zip-up bag including two hypodermic needles, one metal spoon, one bag containing a cotton swab, and one plastic bag containing a white crystal substance that field-tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine. A camouflage-colored rubber marijuana smoking pipe with burnt marijuana residue was also reportedly found.

Probable cause statements accuse Kimberling, Cameron, Simpson, and Ross of possessing a white crystal-like substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine within a Carmex container, a large number of hypodermic syringes, a set of digital scales with white crystal-like residue, a glass smoking pipe with burnt methamphetamine residue, two packages of small clear zip-lock bags, and two metal scooping/scraping utensils, and a torch-type lighter.

Law enforcement also allegedly located multiple marijuana smoking pipes and roaches during the search.