A North Vernon man was arrested for dealing heroin after a Wednesday evening traffic stop. Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North
Vernon Police Department, says that Sgt. Todd Beam pulled a vehicle over in the area of Park Avenue and South Elm Street at 7:14 p.m. Beam discovered that the driver, 23-year-old William C. Heilman, had a suspended driver’s license. Heilman was cited and released from the scene. The vehicle was seized to be impounded because there was no other driver to release it to. During an inventory search of the vehicle, Officer Isaac Barkes reportedly found several small bags of heroin in a storage compartment of a door. Police say that Heilman was quickly found and taken into custody.
Heilman is facing charges of Dealing in Heroin (Level 4 felony) and Possession of a Heroin (Level 6 felony). Police say they seized 3.4 grams of heroin.