Drugs found; 2 men arrested

Two Jennings County men wound up in jail Friday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine and 82 syringes.

William Neely, 59, and Gregory Loper, 45, both of North Vernon, face charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringes and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. Loper also faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

According to a news release from Jackson County Officer Adam Nicholson, the incident that led to their arrests occurred when he stopped a 1998 GMC pickup belonging to Neely, because it had an expired license plate. That stop occurred on South David Street in Medora at about 3:50 p.m. Friday.

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During a search of the pickup, Nicholson said police found methamphetamine, the 82 syringes, paraphernalia, marijuana and pills classified at a Schedule IV controlled substance.

The pair were arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where they were being held without bond Sunday, pending initial hearings.

Neely also was arrested for driving while suspended.

Jackson County Officer Dustin Steward, Jackson County Reserve Officer Shane Collier and Medora Officer Levi Caudill assisted with the investigation.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.