EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Police said a man was arrested on drug charges following an investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident.

Javarris Compton was charged with domestic battery, dealing marijuana, possession of cocaine, and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license.

Police said Compton was accused by a female victim of punching her in the side of the head three times.

The victim said Compton left the scene in a vehicle, which officers found at a separate property.

The people at that property said they didn’t know who the car belonged to and they didn’t want it there, according to police.

While waiting for the car to be towed, police searched the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, police said they found 1,764 grams of marijuana and 2.8 grams of cocaine/fentanyl in a backpack.

According to a police affidavit, officers located Compton on foot, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Police said he denied operating the vehicle, denied knowing anything about the drugs inside, and denied getting into a physical altercation with the victim.

Later, police said Compton admitted to driving the vehicle but claimed he didn’t realize there were drugs in the backpack.

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(This story was originally published on January 14, 2020)