Tribune Staff Reports
North Vernon police arrested two people after a traffic stop led them to a home where marijuana and controlled substances were found.
North Vernon officer Anthony Bagby stopped the vehicle at 11:30 p.m. Friday and requested a police canine to check the vehicle, police said. K-9 Zobi alerted to the presence of a drug odor from the vehicle, police said.
Police reported finding 3.5 grams of marijuana during the traffic stop, which led Bagby to seek a search warrant for an address on Vintage Trace.
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When officers served the warrant, William Smith, 43, and Kevin Burton Jr., 18, both of North Vernon, were arrested, police said.
Officers found 25 grams of marijuana in the residence, several prescription-only pills not stored in their original container, a large amount of plastic packaging bags, digital scales and a smoking device, police said.
Smith was charged with three felonies — maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance and a legend drug violation, police said. He was being held in the Jennings County Jail in lieu of $1,055 bond, jail officials said.
Burton was charges with misdemeanor counts of dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia and a felony count of maintaining a common nuisance.
He was being held in the Jennings County Jail in lieu of $2,605 bond, jail officials said.