Over the last two days, the Indiana State Police Versailles District All Crimes Policing Unit conducted two traffic stops on I-65 near Seymour, Indiana which led to the arrests of two men on numerous charges.
As a result two men from Madison and Jeffersonville were arrested.
The first traffic stop that occurred on July 3rd, at approximately 3:20 pm, was initiated by Trp. Randel Miller when he stopped a Chevrolet Malibu for a traffic violation.
During the stop, Trp. Miller deployed his K-9 Jinx who alerted to the odor of an illegal drug coming from the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle uncovered a handgun, syringes, a controlled substance, and drug paraphernalia.
The driver of the vehicle, Jay Martt, age 44, Madison, Indiana was arrested on felony charges of possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon, possession of syringes, and maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Martt was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail pending his initial court appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Trp. Miller was assisted by All Crimes Policing Unit members Trps. James Wells, Rick Hewitt, and Jason Hankins.
The second traffic stop occurred on July 4th, at approximately 5:30 pm, when Trp. Randel Miller stopped a Nissan Sentra on I-65 near the 51 mile marker for a traffic violation.
Due to the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Trp. Miller conducted a search of the car.
Trp. Miller located marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and numerous fraudulent blank checks and devices used to manufacture fraudulent checks.
The driver of the vehicle, Shamone D. Williams, age 26, Jeffersonville, Indiana was arrested on numerous felony charges of forgery and maintaining a common nuisance and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Williams was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Trp. Miller was assisted by Trp. James Wells and Trp. Michael Thiron.