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Two Arrested On Meth Charges
Updated March 6, 2017 7:10 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(MITCHELL) - The Lawrence County Drug Task Force arrested two people after a traffic stop Monday and found meth.

Police arrested the driver, 37-year-old Jerold W. Leatherman of Mitchell, on charges of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance. His passenger, 32-year-old Heather Ditton of Bloomington, is facing a charge of possession of meth.

According to Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham, officers spotted Leatherman's vehicle, a Dodge Caravan, stopped on Frank Street in Mitchell.

When police approached the vehicle they witnessed Leatherman hand something to Ditton.

Ditton was attempting to hide a small plastic bag that had 0.23 grams of meth inside down the front of her pants.

A police dog alerted police to possibly more drugs in the vehicle. Police found a drug paraphernalia, including syringes, in both the driver and passenger doors.

Both individuals were taken to the Lawrence County Jail. Leatherman is being held without bond. He was serving a prison sentence with the Community Transition Program. According to court records, Leather was convicted of the robbery of 60's Eastside in October 2012.

Ditton is being held on a $7,500 surety or $755 cash bond.



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