A traffic stop Sunday evening in Brownstown resulted in two Jackson County residents being arrested on drug-related charges.
The driver of the vehicle, Christopher Dallas Moffatt, 42, of Brownstown, faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and being a habitual traffic violator-life.
Veronica Paige Marin, 36, of Seymour also faces charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer, the incident that led to the arrest of the two began at about 7 p.m. Sunday while Jackson County Sheriff’s Department Officer Alan Jones was on routine patrol in the Brownstown area.
Jones reported seeing an equipment violation on a white Chevrolet HHR and initiated a traffic violation stop in the parking lot at 600 N. High St.
While speaking with Moffatt, Jones said he detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of marijuana, a methamphetamine pipe, methamphetamine, rolling papers and corner cut bags, Meyer reported.
He said Marin also told Brownstown Police Department Officer Ryan Cherry, who was assisting Jones, that she had methamphetamine hidden inside her body that she could retrieve.
Moffatt was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and booked in at 8:24 p.m. Sunday, and Marin was booked in 2 minutes later. Both are being held without bond pending initial court appearances.
Meyer said during a search of the vehicle and Marin, officers found 60.2 grams of methamphetamine and 14.51 grams of marijuana.