This morning, shortly after 8:00 am, two Jackson County residents were arrested on drug charges and other charges after they were found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop.
The investigation began when Trooper Seth Davidson conducted a traffic stop on a white 1991 GMC Sonoma that was traveling eastbound on US 50 near County Avenue, just east of Seymour after he observed a traffic violation. A check of the vehicle’s registration showed that the GMC had been stolen out of Jennings County, Indiana on April 9, 2018.
After the vehicle stopped, Trp. Davidson arrested the driver of the vehicle, Jeremy G. Cockerham, age 38, Norman, Indiana and the passenger, Brook B. Neidige, age 19, Seymour, Indiana for charges related to the possession of the stolen vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers located suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that Neidige had approximately 88 grams of suspected methamphetamine concealed inside of her clothing.
Both Cockerham and Neidige were transported to the Jackson County Jail where they will be held pending their initial appearances in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Cockerham faces charges of Auto Theft, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony. Neidige was arrested on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor, and Criminal Trespass, Misdemeanor.
Trp. Davidson was assisted by Trp. Randel Miller and Seymour Police Officers Craig Owens and Mike Payne.