Parolee arrested on drug-related charges

A North Vernon parolee is under arrest again on drug related charges after a home check Friday night.

The parole office, deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police checked on the resident at a home on North County Road 700W at about 7 p.m. Friday, according to Lt. Mike Mowery spokesman for the sheriff’s department. That was after reports of drug activity at the home, Mowery said.

37-year-old Nicholas J. Johnson was allegedly found to have about 1.7 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Mowery said. In addition to possession charges for the drugs and paraphernalia, he is also facing preliminary charges of maintaining a common nuisance.