Medora man faces felony drug charges


Tribune staff reports

A traffic stop Monday night in Medora led to the arrest of a 34-year-old Jackson County man on three felony counts related to the possession of drugs.

Matthew Darren Thompson of Seymour was arrested after a search of his vehicle uncovered three types of pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Jackson County Officer Tom Barker said Tuesday afternoon.

Barker said the arrest of Thompson occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Monday after Barker stopped his vehicle at Poplar and Third streets in Medora. County Officer Dustin Steward assisted Barker with the investigation.

“He gave us consent to search the vehicle, and while doing an inventory of it we found three different types of pills,” Barker said.

He said that while Thompson was emptying his pockets during a jail search officers also found the corners of three Baggies and each contained a small amount of crystal methamphetamine.

Thompson faces Level 6 felony charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine and a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday and was being held there Wednesday morning without bond pending his initial hearing.

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