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Wanted Loogootee Man, Passenger Arrested On Drug Charges
Updated January 24, 2017 6:35 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(LOOGOOTEE) - A man and woman, both of Loogootee, were arrested Friday on numerous drug charges after an Indiana State Police trooper recognized the driver as being wanted in another criminal case.

Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was conducting a traffic stop in front of the White River Co-Op on US 50 in Loogootee and was returning to his patrol car when he observed 41-year-old Joshua Jones of Loogootee drive past his vehicle.

Jones was wanted on charges stemming from a November 5th case Trooper Lentz was helping investigate.

Trooper Lents caught up with Jones' vehicle on Dover Hill Road and pulled the him over in Jones' driveway.

Jones was placed in handcuffs and the officer also detained Jones' passenger, 24-year-old Faith Chestnut, also of Loogootee.

While speaking with Jones and Chestnut, officers learned that Chestnut was holding a pipe used for smoking meth and marijuana.

Both Jones and Chestnut are charged with maintaining a common nuisance, possession of meth as well as charged on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both transported to the Martin County Jail without incident.

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