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[ISP] Traffic Stop Nets Marijuana Arrests
Start Date: 12/6/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 12/6/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

White County-Yesterday at approximately 10:00 p.m. on US 24 east of Monticello, IN, a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation and approximately three pounds of suspected marijuana was found.

Trooper Tyler Stinson of the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post states that he was stationary observing traffic crossing the Washington Street Bridge when he stopped a silver 2001 Oldsmobile traveling above the posted speed limit.  The driver identified as Jeremy A. Franklin, 31 years old from Logansport, IND and passenger, Edward R. Prince, 28 years old from Logansport were questioned by Trooper Stinson.

After talking with the subjects, Trooper Stinson requested assistance from Monticello Police K-9 Officer Tony Stroup reference possible criminal activity.  Officer Stroup walked his K-9 partner around the Oldsmobile and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle.  A subsequent search of the vehicle netted approximately three pounds of suspected marijuana and other narcotics yet to be determined.  Both Franklin and Prince were placed under arrest and transported to White County Jail on charges of Dealing in a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance both Class D Felonies.  The investigation is continuing.

This is another example of how a simple traffic violation can turn up criminals and or drug activity.  If you have information of drug or criminal activity you can call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756.  You need not give your name.  All tips can be anonymous.

Assisting with the stop was Trooper Jerrad Foutch and Probationary Trooper Weslee Ennis.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Kim Riley
Phone: (765) 567-2125
confiscated on traffic stop
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