(CRAWFORD) – Earlier this week, Indiana State Police Sergeant Kelly Hammond, Master Trooper Ryan Conrad, and Trooper Patrick Gallagher initiated a traffic stop on State Road 64 in English after observing suspicious criminal behavior which quickly turned into a drug investigation.
33-year-old Justin Brooks of English was driving a white, 2002, Chevrolet Silverado at the time of the traffic stop. During the investigation, Brooks was seen digging under the driver’s seat. ISP Detective Charles Pirtle asked Brooks to exit his vehicle for officer safety purposes at which point a hypodermic needle fell onto the ground.
Troopers searched Brook’s vehicle and located what was suspected to be methamphetamine, heroin, 13 hypodermic needles along with other drug paraphernalia items.
Brooks was incarcerated at the Crawford County Jail with a $140,000 bond and on Level 6 felony charges of possession of meth, heroin and 13 counts of unlawful possession of a hypodermic needle and misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction, possession of drug paraphernalia and on a warrant in Crawford County for driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction and a warrant in Harrison County for theft.