Seymour man arrested on drug charges during traffic stop


A local man faces at least seven drug-related charges stemming from a traffic stop that led to the discovery of more than 86 grams of methamphetamine Sunday morning in Seymour, police report.

Kevin Alcorn, 29, of Seymour was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance and maintaining common nuisance.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott said Monday that methamphetamine has a street value of $100 to $125 per gram.

Alcorn was arrested after Seymour Police Cpl. Adam Surface conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of East Tipton Street and Miller Lane for multiple alleged driving infractions. That stop occurred at about 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

Believing the occupant of the vehicle to be actively involved in drug activity, Surface said he deployed his K9 partner, Ace, to conduct a free air sweep of the vehicle.

Following a positive alert by Ace, officers completed a search of the vehicle and Alcorn.

During the course of the search, officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, hypodermic syringes, drug paraphernalia and almost $2,000, Surface said.

Officer Brandon White assisted with the investigation and arrest of Alcorn, who was being held without bond Monday at the jail.

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