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Last updated on Tuesday, December 6, 2011
(SEYMOUR) - A traffic stop on Interstate 65 in northern Jackson County resulted in the arrest of a Kentucky man on drug charges.
Billy J. Grider, 51, of Liberty, Ky., faces preliminary charges of possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Grider was arrested Friday after Indiana State Police Trooper Randel Miller stopped his pickup truck, in which he was a passenger, at about 4:48 p.m. about two miles south of the Seymour-Jonesville exit on Interstate 65.
During the stop, Miller became suspicious of the occupants of the vehicle and called for backup.
State Trooper Adam Bullock and his K-9 partner, Marley responded to the scene. Marley alerted the officers to the possible presence of drugs in the vehicle, according to state police reports.
A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of marijuana and prescription anxiety medication, police said.
Grider was arrested and booked into Jackson County Jail.
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