|Heroin allegedly found in Lexington man’s possession at traffic stop|
|Written by Marty Randall|
|Tuesday, 26 March 2013 00:00|
A Lexington man and his two companions now face drug-related charges stemming from a traffic stop in Lawrenceburg, a community on the Indiana/Ohio border.
According to a news release issued by the Indiana State Police Versailles post, Justin C. Jones, 25, Lexington, was taken into custody along with Matthew P. Redd, 26, Madison, and Derek A. Wood, 22, Bedford, Ky.
Trooper Kyle Stovall stopped the Dodge Neon in which the three were traveling on U.S. Highway 50 around 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. When he talked to Redd, the driver, the trooper said he smelled burned marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
The three were ordered out of the car. A search reportedly resulted in the discovery of heroin, a hypodermic syringe and other items which the ISP release stated, are “...commonly associated with the use of heroin.”
All three were transported to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.
Charges were not yet filed against the trio as of Monday, March 18.
According to the state police, preliminary charges against Jones include possession of heroin, a Schedule I narcotic, and visiting a common nuisance. Redd is also charged with possession of heroin as well as maintaining a common nuisance, while Wood faces the same preliminary charges as Jones.