|Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a traffic stop by the Indiana State Police led to the discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Two Seymour, Indiana residents were arrested during the investigation.
The investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller stopped a Chevrolet Malibu on I-65 southbound near the 51 mile marker for a traffic violation, just north of the Seymour exit. During the traffic stop, Trp. Miller observed indicators of criminal activity. Trp. Miller’s K-9 Jinx made a positive alert to the odor of an illegal substance coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Trp. Miller and Trp. Jimmy Wells located a syringe and other items of drug paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle, Clinton Johnson, age 26, and passenger, Sara Biggs, age 24, both of Seymour, Indiana were arrested on various charges.
While at the jail, jail officers discovered that Biggs was concealing two bags of suspected heroin on her person. Trp. Miller also learned that Johnson had originally provided a false name during the traffic stop. Both Johnson and Biggs were charged with felony charges of possession of heroin and possession of syringe along with a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was additionally arrested on charges of identity theft, false informing, and driving while suspended. Both were incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.
These arrests come after numerous heroin drug overdoses occurred in the Seymour area on Tuesday evening. The Indiana State Police are committed to patrolling Indiana roadways and preventing dangerous drugs from entering the Indiana communities we serve.
Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post at (812)689-5000 or a local law enforcement agency.