Elizabeth man arrested in southern Jackson County

An Elizabeth man was arrested Monday on a warrant for robbery and additional drug charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 65 in southern Jackson County.

The investigation that led to the arrest of Cecil Lee Stewart, 35, began at approximately 3 p.m. when Indiana State Police Trooper Randel Miller stopped a silver 2002 Honda Accord being driven north near the 43-mile-marker for a traffic infraction.

During the stop, Miller learned Stewart, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was wanted on a Floyd County warrant for robbery, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Versailles Post.

After his arrest, Stewart was found to be hiding approximately 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, syringes and additional drug paraphernalia on his person, police said.

A search of the vehicle also revealed approximately 85 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Besides the warrant, Stewart faces new charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:46 p.m. Monday and was being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Jackson Circuit Court.

The driver of the vehicle along with a female passenger were released at the scene, Wheeles said.