Huntingburg traffic stop nets 2 drug arrests

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Two individuals were taken to jail early today after a traffic stop by the Huntingburg Police Department.

An officer stopped a 1996 Toyota pickup truck driven by Caleb A. Dubon Jr., 23, 5630 S. State Road 162, Huntingburg, at 3:15 a.m. after noticing the truck did not have operational taillights.

The officer detected the odor of burnt marijuana as the traffic stop near Sixth and Main streets unfolded and police determined the license plate on the truck was expired. A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly located syringes and a white crystalline substance that field tested positive as being methamphetamine.

Dubon and his passenger, Jareth L.J. Wininger, 21, 257 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, were both arrested and preliminarily charged with Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of syringes. Dubon was additionally charged with a preliminary Level 6 felony count of maintaining a common nuisance, while Wininger was additionally charged with a preliminary misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the traffic stop.

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