Unusual Behavior at Casey’s Leads to Drug Arrest

The report of unusual behavior by a pair of customers at a Ferdinand convenience store Thursday evening lead to the arrest of an Orange County man on drug charges.

Around 7:30 last night officers with the Ferdinand Police Department were called to Casey’s General Store after receiving a complaint that two customers in the establishment were acting unusual before going back to their vehicle where police say they passed out for about 30 minutes.

Police say when they arrived at the store, the two had woken up and went up the road to the Dollar General Store where officers made contact with the vehicle’s driver 31-year old Custer Johnson of Orleans who police say appeared to under the influence of a controlled substance.

After an investigation by police, Johnson was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for a chemical test.

He was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Posession of Marijuana.

He was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper.

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