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Yesterday, at approximately 2:00 pm, the Indiana State Police arrested a Seymour man and cited a Seymour woman for drug charges following a traffic stop on I-65 in Jackson County.

The investigation began when Sgt. Stephen Wheeles conducted a traffic stop on a 2017 Hyundai SUV on I-65 Southbound near the 51 mile marker for a traffic offense. Upon speaking to the driver, identified as Timothy W. Shell, age 39, Seymour, Indiana, Sgt. Wheeles detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Sgt. Wheeles conducted a search of the vehicle and located approximately 8.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Shell was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine (over 5 grams), possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was incarcerated pending his initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.

A passenger in Shell’s vehicle, Kristen N. Brackemyre, age 37, Seymour, Indiana, was cited into court on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Sgt. Wheeles was assisted at the scene by Trp. Seth Davidson.