Police K-9 alerts during traffic stop

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Indiana State Police took a woman into custody early Sunday on preliminary, drug-related charges after a traffic stop.

A trooper stopped a vehicle driven by Melony R. Fowler, 40, who has no current address, at 12:20 a.m. after noticing the vehicle had an inoperable headlight as it was being driven at U.S. 231 and Phoenix Drive.

Police determined Fowler’s license was suspended and she had a previous conviction for driving while suspended.

A Huntingburg Police Department K-9 unit was called to the scene.

Police said the K-9 gave a positive alert on the vehicle and officers found Fowler in possession of prescription pills, marijuana and a glass smoking device with burnt residue.

Authorities booked Fowler into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:07 a.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a legend (prescription) drug and misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and driving while suspended (prior).

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