Broken Headlight Leads to Arrests

(NEW CASTLE) – A broken headlight led to the arrests of two people from New Castle.

Indiana State Police say a trooper was driving in New Castle Monday night, when he noticed a van with a headlight out.

The trooper pulled the van over and approached the driver. Neither the female driver nor the male passenger had ID. The trooper found out that the driver, Rhonda Addison of New Castle, had a suspended license.

A second state trooper and her K9 came to the scene. The K9, Zorro, found meth and narcotic pills in the van.

Addison and the male passenger, Jeffrey Thompson of New Castle — who initially gave a false name and date of birth — were arrested and taken to the Henry County Jail.

Addison faces charges of Possession of Meth, Possession of a Legend Drug, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Thompson was charged with Possession of Meth and Making a False Identity Statement.