(JACKSON CO.) – Indiana State Police arrested to Columbus residents Tuesday on multiple drug-related charges following a traffic stop on I-65 in southern Jackson County.
Senior Trooper Mark LaMaster from the Sellersburg post All Crimes Policing (A.C.P.) Squad observed a white Ford Pick-up truck northbound near the 41 mile-marker with possible false or fictitious plates and also for following another vehicle too closely.
The A.C.P. Squad is an eight-member team which focuses heavily on drug investigations and interdiction in the Sellersburg District. On Tuesday the squad was conducting traffic patrol in northern Scott and southern Jackson Counties.
After stopping the truck, Trooper LaMaster continued his investigation and requested the assistance of Master Trooper Nathan Abbott and his assigned K9, Teague. Teague alerted on the vehicle.
During a search of the truck, troopers seized approximately one and one-quarter pounds of suspected meth hidden underneath the truck. Troopers also confiscated a small amount of marijuana, a syringe and more than $4,500.00 in cash.
Troopers arrested 53-year-old Gregory Scott Nasby and 46-year-old Theresa Marie Burns on felony charges of dealing meth, possession of meth and dealing marijuana.
Burns was also charged with possession of a hypodermic needle.