Alabama man arrested on drug charges in Jackson County

A Tuesday morning traffic stop in Jackson County led to the arrest of a an Alabama man on a number of drug charges.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that at approximately 10:22 a.m., Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop

David Earl Berryhill; Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police
David Earl Berryhill; Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

on vehicle traveling southbound on I-65 near the 51 mile marker. During the course of the traffic stop, Miller reported indicators that criminal activity was taking place. That led to the trooper utilizing his K-9, “Jinx,” who alerted to the odor of an illegal drug coming from the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, authorities allegedly found heroin, marijuana and other controlled substances. They also determined that a passenger, 30-year-old David Earl Berryhill, of Pinson, Alabama, was in possession of the drugs found in the vehicle.

Berryhill was arrested and booked in the Jackson County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Dealing a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Marijuana.