Traffic stop results in two drug related arrests

From Local Sources

JASPER — Two people are in custody on multiple drug charges following a traffic stop this afternoon in the city.


At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, an officer with the Jasper Police Department, along with the police department's K-9, Ares, conducted a traffic stop on a 1993 Dodge Spirit near the intersection of 25th Street and Cathy Lane.

Police say the vehicle had been spotted traveling 34 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. They also report that the vehicle had false and fictitious plates.

During the course of the traffic stop, police say indicators were noticed that led officers to believe the driver, 47-year-old Darryl C. Russell, 2200 Mill St., was under the influence of methamphetamine.

Police also say a passenger in the vehicle, Nicole Beavers, 27, of Paoli, was found to be wanted on three separate warrants out of Orange County for felony theft, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor theft.

While taking Beavers into custody, police say she was allegedly found to be in possession of approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.

Police report that Beavers also allegedly admitted to concealing a syringe in her pants during the traffic stop. The syring was turned over to officers.

During the course of the stop, police determined that Russell was staying at the Camelot Inn and that he allegedly admitted to having more methamphetamine at that location.

Russell allegedly gave officers consent to search his room and upon doing so, police say they found another half gram of methamphetamine in addition to more syringes, marijuana and paraphernalia.

Both subjects were transported to the Jasper Police Department and then later taken to the Dubois County Security Center where they were lodged on preliminary charges that include possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.


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