Seymour Police arrested two people on drug charges early Monday morning, including one for charges of trying to sneak drugs into the Jackson County Jail.
Officers stopped a car near East Tipton Street and Commerce Drive at about 1:14 a.m. Monday, according to police reports. 40 year old Seymour resident Michelle Root, and 48 year old James Hess, also of Seymour, were allegedly found with more than 35 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and drug packaging materials in the vehicle.
Hess is also being accused of trying to sneak 20 grams of methamphetamine into the jail in a bodily orifice. The drugs were discovered by a Jackson County deputy.
Root faces preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine over 10 Grams, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Hess faces preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine over 10 grams, trafficking into the jail, possession of methamphetamine, visiting a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.