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Traffic stop yields dealing in meth arrest

Traffic stop yields dealing in meth arrest Traffic stop yields dealing in meth arrest

About 11:30 Monday night, Indiana State Police trooper Nathan Newton was patrolling Old S.R. 135 near Wyandotte Avenue in Corydon when he observed the vehicle he was behind weaving from side to side. While Newton was behind the northbound car, it also crossed into the other travel lane on more than one occasion. Newton then observed that the vehicle had an expired license plate.

Newton stopped the car, which pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot. Newton was soon assisted by Trooper Dakota Novak and Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Evans and his K-9 partner, Fynn.

As Newton continued the traffic stop, he identified the driver by her driver’s license; however, the male passenger, later identified as George Allen Conley, 42, of Charlestown, did not have an identification card or driver’s license with him. Officers continued the investigation, which included an open-air sniff by K-9 Fynn.

As a result of the traffic stop and subsequent investigation, officers located approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine as well as an unprescribed pill, marijuana, paraphernalia and more than $1,600 in cash.

Conley was arrested on the following charges: dealing in methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony; possession of methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony; possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of a legend drug, both a Level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for driving infractions, according to police.

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