Traffic stops lead to arrest of two people in North Vernon

North Vernon Police made a pair of drug arrests during traffic stops Tuesday night.

A department spokesperson says that at 7:45 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the area of State Road 3 and Madison Avenue. They say that 23-year-old Mark A. Ray, of North Vernon, was arrested for Possession of a Syringe and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Authorities say that another traffic stop, shortly before midnight in the area of West Poplar Street, led to the arrest of 26-year-old Christopher R. Jones, of Seymour. Police say that Jones is facing a preliminary charge of Possession of Marijuana.

Both Ray and Jones were booked in the Jennings County Jail.