A Friday night traffic stop in North Vernon turned into a drug arrest.
Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the department, says officers pulled over a vehicle for an equipment violation, but police believed the driver’s behavior was suspicious. Richmond’s police dog, Heros, indicated that drugs were inside the vehicle and a search allegedly revealed 59 grams of marijuana, a marijuana pipe and postal scale hidden inside.
The driver, 22-year-old Benjamin J. Lair of North Vernon was also allegedly found to be carrying three more grams of marijuana as he was being arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.