Two Jackson County residents were arrested Tuesday on drug charges during a traffic stop on I-65 near the 43-mile marker.
A passenger in the vehicle, Autumn N. Officer, age 38, North Vernon, Indiana was found to have approximately 170 grams of suspected methamphetamine concealed on her person.
The driver of the vehicle, Charles F. Williams, age 38, Seymour, Indiana and Autumn Officer were both arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail.
Charles Williams was arrested on charges of Conspiracy to Deal with Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine, both felonies.
Autumn Officer was arrested on felony charges of Conspiracy to Deal Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine as well as misdemeanor charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Device to Defeat a Urine Test, both misdemeanors.
The investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Impala on I-65 Northbound near the 43-mile marker south of Seymour, Indiana.
During the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious of criminal activity. He deployed his Indiana State Police K-9 Jinx, who alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, troopers located drug paraphernalia and a container of suspected urine in the vehicle.
Both Williams and Officer were incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail pending their initial appearances in the Jackson County Circuit Court.
Trp. Miller was assisted by Trp. Seth Davidson and jail officers with the Jackson County Jail.