Traffic stop nets arrest of Alabama man on drug charges

Traffic stop nets arrest on drug charges

An Alabama man faces drug charges after his arrest Tuesday morning on Interstate 65 near Seymour, police report.

David Earl Berryhill, 30, of Pinson, Alabama, faces charges of dealing in heroin, a Level 4 felony; dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, a Level 5 felony; possession of heroin, a Level 6 felony; possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor, according to a news release from Indiana State Police Trooper Randel Miller.

Miller conducted a traffic stop of a Ford Mustang at about 10:22 a.m. Tuesday near the 51-mile marker north of Seymour. Berryhill was a passenger in that vehicle. The driver was not arrested.

During the stop, Miller said he believed criminal activity was taking place and deployed his K-9, Jinx, who alerted to the odor of an illegal drug coming from the vehicle.

Miller then arrested Berryhill and took him to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he is being held without bond pending his initial hearing.