Men arrested on drug charges after vehicle runs out of gas


Two Indianapolis men were arrested on numerous drug-related charges after their vehicle ran out of gas on Interstate 65 in Jackson County.

The driver of the vehicle, Benjamin Ryan Farr, 35, and passenger, Daniel Pryor, 25, face charges of dealing cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

The investigation by Indiana State Police Trooper Andrew Garrett began when he was dispatched at 1 p.m. Tuesday to check on a 2008 Ford Mustang and its occupants on northbound I-65 near the 46 mile marker south of Seymour.

The dispatcher indicated the driver of the vehicle was walking into traffic while indicating he needed assistance, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Indiana State Police Versailles Post.

Upon arriving on the scene, Garrett learned the vehicle was out of gas. He then observed indicators of criminal activity while speaking to the occupants.

After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, Garrett located suspected cocaine, controlled substances, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Farr and Pryor were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown without bond pending their initial appearances in Jackson Circuit Court.

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