Traffic stop leads to arrest

By Herald Staff

SPENCER COUNTY — Indiana State Police took a man to jail after a Wednesday afternoon traffic stop near Rockport triggered a search that turned up drugs and money.

At approximately 1:25 p.m., troopers Trey Lytton and Connor Giesler and K-9 trooper Kaitlyn Greene conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on Eureka Road and County Road 200 West, near Rockport.

During the traffic stop, Greene’s K-9, Drogos, alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, approximately 17.5 grams of methamphetamine was located.

The driver, Benjamin D. Shepherd, 35, Owensboro, Kentucky, was also found to be in possession of a substantial amount of cash.

Shepherd was arrested and transported to the Spencer County Jail on the charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 4 felony; and maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony.

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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