Drug Arrest in Berea Dairy Queen Drive-Thru


The Berea Police Department report receiving a call from the Dairy Queen on Clary Drive in reference to the manager advising authorities that the person in the drive thru was using drugs.

The caller reportedly stated that the female passenger allegedly had a needle in her arm. The caller also advised authorities that she’d have the driver, 41 year old Vernon Newcomb pull forward as if waiting for food until units arrived.

Berea Police report arriving on scene shortly thereafter and making contact with Newcomb. The subject was asked by police to step out of the vehicle and also for permission to search his person. Police allegedly located a rolled up dollar bill that contained the crystal like substance methamphetamine in Vernon’s front left pocket.

Police also allegedly noticed that the registration of the vehicle was expired and asked Vernon for proof of insurance as well, which he failed to produce.

Vernon was lodged into the Madison County Detention Center on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine and failure to Maintain Required Insurance.