(JACKSON CO.) - Early Tuesday morning, a traffic stop led to the arrest of two individuals on drug charges.
According to Indiana StateTrooper Randel Miller, at approximately 3:45 a.m. he was on routine patrol when he stopped a 1991 Chevrolet passenger car driven by 44-year-old Kenneth Hurt of Jackson, KY on I-65 southbound for an equipment violation.
During the course of the traffic stop, Tpr. Miller became suspicious of possible criminal activity. His K-9 partner, Jinx was walked around the vehicle and she alerted on the presence of drugs within the vehicle.
A subsequent search revealed the passenger, 23-year-old Chad Hardin, also of Jackson, KY. had a bag containing approximately 400 grams of Methadone tablets, a schedule II controlled substance.
Hardin and Hurt were both arrested without incident and were transported to Jackson County Jail where they are facing charges of possession of over 28 grams of schedule II controlled substance and conspiracy to deal in over 28 grams of a schedule II controlled substance, both Level 2 felonies.
Tpr. Miller was assisted by Tpr. Seth Davidson.
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