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Loogootee Police Arrest Three On Drug Charges
Updated March 12, 2018 3:44 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(LOOGOOTEE) - On Saturday, Loogootee Police arrested three people after a traffic stop on Broadway Street at Chuckles fueling station.

Police stopped a yellow Jeep Wrangler and a canine was requested to the scene. The dog alerted police to drugs in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and the driver of the vehicle, 20-year-old Christopher Villanueva, handed the officer a bag containing marijuana.

Police also found numerous other pills and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Villanueva was arrested on charges of maintaining a common nuisance, dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a minor possession of alcohol.

Police also arrested two passengers. 19-year-old Bryce Mathena of Jasper was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and minor possession of alcohol. 18-year-old Evelin Aleman of French Lick was charged with visiting a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.



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