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A Sunday afternoon traffic stop landed a Shoals man behind bars on numerous drug charges.

At 12:45 P.M., Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was patrolling US 50 in Loogootee when he observed a black Nissan Maxima stopped at a stop light.

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Lents noticed that neither the driver nor the front seat passenger was wearing a seatbelt. After pulling over the vehicle, Lents observed that a three year old boy in the back seat was not properly restrained and was not seated in a booster seat.

Trooper Lents began speaking with the driver, 29 year old Robert A. Osborne of Shoals.

Lents learned that Osborne did not have a drivers license with him, his driving privileges were suspended indefinitely through Indiana, and Osborne had prior convictions for driving while suspended. Osborne was placed into custody.

Trooper Lents searched the Nissan as a search incident to an arrest and located a pill bottle containing Hydrocodone and Clonazepam on the rear floorboard in front of Osborne’s seven year old daughter. Lents also found marijuana and paraphernalia under the driver’s seat.

Osborne was arrested and charged Maintaining a Common Nuisance and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent, all felony charges. Osborne was also charged with misdemeanor counts of Possession of a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substance, Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Osborne was lodged without incident in the Martin County Jail. The children were released to the front seat passenger.

Arresting Officer: Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents
Assisting Officer: Officer Glen Akles, Loogootee PD

Arrested and Charges:
Robert Andrew Osborne, 29
Shoals, IN
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
– Neglect of a Dependent (x2), Level 6 Felony
– Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
– Driving While Suspended – Prior, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor