Man faces dealing in meth charge

A traffic stop Sunday in North Vernon led to the discovery of 5 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of a 24-year-old man, police report.

Jarod H. Schwacke of North Vernon faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

Schwacke was arrested after North Vernon Police Department Sgt. Andrew Richmond stopped a Jeep Grand Cherokee for a moving violation, police said. The location of that stop was not available.

During the traffic stop, Richmond’s K-9, Heros, alerted to the odor of an illegal drug coming from within the Jeep.

While searching, the officers located the methamphetamine in five separate bags, digital scales, extra bags, a methamphetamine smoking pipe, a methamphetamine snorting tube and other items of paraphernalia, police reported.

Schwacke is being held on $10,055 cash bond.

Officer Seth Beville assisted with the investigation.