K-9’s alert brings drug accusation

From Local Sources

Alejo Lugones

JASPER — A K-9’s alert resulted in the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia during a Friday traffic stop in Jasper.

The Jasper Police Department stopped a 2015 Toyota passenger car at noon after observing the westbound vehicle on 14th Street fail to signal a turn south onto Jackson Street.

Police report the driver, Alejandro A. Alejo Lugones, 26, Hialeah, Florida, appeared very nervous and was found to have a suspended driver’s license out of Florida.

A K-9 utilized at the scene indicated to the presence of narcotics in the Toyota, resulting in the discovery of methamphetamine and multiple glass smoking pipes with burnt residue wrapped in washcloths, police alleged.

Alejo Lugones was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:11 p.m. on preliminary charges that included a Level 6 felony count of methamphetamine possession and a misdemeanor count of possession of paraphernalia. He posted bond that afternoon.

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