Man, teenage passenger arrested for drug possession when car stopped at park PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

A patrolling deputy with the Sheriff’s Department made one of the most recent arrests for drug possession on Scottsburg.
The incident began on October 14 with a car which Deputy Shawn Mayer witnessed speeding at Lake Iola on Scottsburg’s north side. He stopped the 1999 Mercury Cougar for that offense. Deputy Mayer stated in the probable cause affidavit that he observed what appeared to be a container of an alcoholic beverage in the car’s drink holder between the driver and passenger.
He asked the driver, Dustin LynnYeager, 21, for identification plus the car’s registration and insurance information. Yeager was unable to supply up-to-date insurance data, and a check of the car’s license plate proved to the officer that it was not registered to the car.
As he asked Yeager to step from the car, Deputy Mayer said he caught a whiff of what he thought was burned marijuana. The teenage passenger was also asked to exit the car.
With the help of a reserve deputy, Deputy Mayer retrieved his K-9, Arina, which indicated the possible presence of narcotics in the vehicle. The pair was placed under arrest when Acetaminophen, Clonazapam and Hydrocodone were discovered along with rolling papers, metal smoking devices, small metal screens and pipe cleaners.
Yeager was charged on October 16 in Scott Circuit Court with one count each of possession of a narcotic drug, a Level 5 felony; possession of a Schedule 1-4 controlled substance, a Level 6 felony; maintaining a common nuisance, a Level 6 felony; possession of paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, both Class A misdemeanors; and furnishing alcohol to a minor, a Class B misdemeanor.
A preliminary not guilty plea was entered for Yeager at his initial hearing. Judge Roger Duvall set bail at $30,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash and assigned an initial trial date of February 24, 2015, for the case. Yeager was released on October 24 to await his trial. He has indicated that he will hire an attorney to represent him in the case.