Two Jackson County residents were arrested Monday after a traffic stop that led to officers finding methamphetamine and other illicit items in their vehicle.
Brianna F. Conley, 25, of Brownstown faces charges for driving while suspended with a prior conviction, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe, a Level 6 felony.
Luke S. Newkirk, 31, of Seymour faces charges for possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony; possession of paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of a hypodermic needle or syringe, a Level 6 felony.
At approximately 8:35 p.m., Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Alan Jones was patrolling when he saw Conley driving a Jeep Wrangler on State Road 250 near County Road 825E.
Jones said he was familiar with Conley and knew she didn’t have a valid driver’s license in the past. After he checked her driving status, Conley came back as a suspended driver. A traffic stop was then initiated by Jones.
During the traffic stop, an investigation led to officers locating methamphetamine, paraphernalia and syringes.
Syringes were located under the hood of the vehicle under a plastic shroud in the engine compartment. The rest of the items found were in the vehicle or on their person.
In Indiana, a Level 6 felony means six months to two and a half years in prison with an advisory sentence of one year if convicted.
Assisting Jones were Chief Deputy Dustin Steward and Officer Brad Barker.