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Yesterday evening, trooper Nick Yaeger from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg conducted a traffic stop on a green 1998 Dodge truck at U.S. Highway #31 and Lover’s Lane in Scottsburg.

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The traffic stop was for the driver not wearing his seat belt. During the traffic stop it was learned the driver, Carl Tharp, 40, from Lexington, IN, was driving while being a Habitual Traffic Violator. After he was placed under arrest an inventory of the Dodge truck he was driving yielded over five ounces of Marijuana.

Tharp was also in possession of a set of weighing scales.

Carl Tharp was placed under arrest and transported to the Scott County Jail where he was incarcerated on the charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Driving while being a Habitual Traffic Violator, Possession of Paraphernalia and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

All Subjects are Innocent until and unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law