Michigan man arrested for dealing heroin

A Michigan man was arrested early Monday for dealing heroin after a traffic stop in Jackson County.

The investigation began when Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a 2021 Kia passenger car being driven southbound on Interstate 65 just north of Seymour by Jamaal Hunt, 38, of Jackson, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police.

While speaking to Hunt, Miller became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place, said Wheeles, public information officer for the Versailles Post.

A search of the vehicle and Hunt resulted in approximately 90 grams of heroin and marijuana being located and seized, Wheeles said.

Hunt was arrested for dealing a narcotic drug over 28 grams, a Level 2 felony; possession of a narcotic drug over 28 grams, a Level 3 felony, and possession of marijuana, a Class C misdemeanor.

Hunt was transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he is being held without bond pending an initial appearance in Jackson Circuit Court.

Miller was assisted at the scene by Master Trooper Jason Hankins of the Versailles Post.

Wheeles said police were able determined the heroin was being transported from Michigan to Florida and had an estimated street value of just under $10,000.