Jefferson man arrested for possession drugs and a gun.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On January 15th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office, during a traffic stop, found 26 year old Derek Cole Elder of Jefferson to be in felony Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), felony Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms. Elder is being charged for the above offenses and is currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Detention awaiting a first appearance.
Law enforcement makes arrest on facts they gather. All person are presumed innocent until proven guilty.