Man faces drug charges after stop

The discovery of crack cocaine and marijuana Monday inside the car of a Kentucky man traveling south through Jackson County led to his arrest, police report.

Andrew Doty III, 45, of Lexington, Kentucky, faces two Level 5 felonies of dealing cocaine and possession of cocaine and also charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

According to a news release from Indiana State Police spokesman Tommy Walker, Trooper Randel Miller stopped a black Kia passenger car driven by Doty at the 51-mile marker on Interstate 65 at about 4:11 p.m. Monday.

Miller said he stopped Doty because of an expired license plate.

While speaking with Doty, Miller reported he saw some criminal indicators that caused him to investigate further. During a walk around the car, Miller’s K-9 partner Jinx alerted to an odor of drugs, Miller reported.

Miller and trooper Seth Davidson conducted a search of the Kia, which resulted in the discovery of more than 3 grams of crack cocaine and 4 grams of marijuana. Police also said they discovered a digital scale and drug packaging materials.

Doty was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown where he was booked without bond.