3 arrested on dealing charges

A traffic stop Thursday on Interstate 65 led to the discovery of more than 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine and the arrests of three people, including two Seymour residents, police report.

Carl Eugene Rice, 55, of Indianapolis, and Kristin K. Campbell, 35, and John Thomas Wiltermood, 21, both of Seymour, all face charges of dealing in methamphetamine after the incident that began when Trooper Randel Miller stopped a car Rice was driving south, a mile north of Seymour. That stopped occurred at 12:47 p.m.

While talking with Rice, Miller said he became suspicious of potential criminal activity when his dog, Jinx, alerted him to the odor of a drug coming from the 2002 Chevrolet Impala, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Versailles State Police Post.

A search of that vehicle led to the discovery of more than 40 grams of crystal methamphetamine and to Rice’s arrest on a possession of methamphetamine charge, said Wheeles, the post’s public information officer.

Information obtained during the stop also led to officers obtaining a search warrant for an apartment at Jackson Park Place Apartments in Seymour. That’s where Campbell and Wiltermood were arrested on numerous drug-related charges.

The pair were arrested after the search of the apartment uncovered items related to the possession and dealing of illegal drugs, police said.

Campbell and Wiltermood also face charges of maintaining a common nuisance, possession of synthetic marijuana, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia. Wiltermood faces another charge of resisting law enforcement.

The three were being held Friday at the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown without having bonds pending their initial hearing.

Miller was assisted by state troopers and officers with Seymour Police Department.

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