North Vernon Police K-9 aides in the arrest of two on drug charges

Two North Vernon residents were arrested on drug charges late Sunday night after a traffic stop.

North Vernon Police Department (NVPD) officials say that officers stopped a pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Devon Copeland in the area of South State Street at 11:32 p.m. Officers reportedly became suspicious and called for K-9 “Heros” to sniff around the outside of the vehicle. NVPD officials say that Heros was alerted to the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle. Officers then conducted a search of the pickup truck, where they allegedly discovered marijuana.

Copeland and his passenger, 20-year-old Gage Campos, were arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Police say that Copeland was also cited for speeding. Both men were booked in the Jennings County Jail.