Yesterday around 2:30 pm, a trooper from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg observed a white Mitsubishi passenger car traveling south on Vincennes Street disregard the lighted signal at the intersection of Vincennes and Market Streets.
While speaking with the driver, later identified as Russell Miller, 32, from New Albany, it was learned that he did not have a driver’s license and the vehicle he was driving was falsely registered.
The front seat passenger, Michael Frazier, 43, from New Albany, was also asked for his driver’s license or an ID and he was unable to provide one as well. There were also two children in the back seat of the car.
A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded a shotgun, Methamphetamine and $14,000.00 Dollars in U. S. Currency.
Russell Miller was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine while in Possession of a Weapon, Neglect of a Dependent, (Two Counts), Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felony Offender, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Suspended Prior.
Michael Frazier was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felony Offender and Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Both of the arrested were incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail.