Traffic stop leads to drug arrests
Friday, March 15, 2013 11:00 AM
Indiana State Police on Thursday night arrested three local men on charges of heroin and marijuana possession after a traffic stop in Lawrenceburg.
Trooper Kyle Stovall stopped the vehicle at U.S. 50 and Arch St. for a traffic violation at 11:20 p.m..
After making contact with the driver, 26-year-old Matthew P. Redd of Madison, Stovall noticed the smell of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to a state police new release. The driver and two passengers - Derek A. Wood, 22, of Bedford, Ky., and Justin C. Jones, 25, of Lexington - were asked to exit the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle revealed heroin, a hypodermic syringe and other articles commonly associated with the use of heroin, according to the release.
Redd faces charges of possession of a Schedule I narcotic (heroin) and maintaining a common nuisance.
Wood faces charges of possession of a Schedule I narcotic (heroin) and visiting a common nuisance.
Jones faces charged of possession of a Schedule I narcotic (heroin) and visiting a common nuisance
All three individuals were taken into custody without incident and transported to Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
Stovall was assisted at the scene by troopers Brent Miller and Brian Earls.