A traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 65 near Seymour led to the discovery of heroin and arrests of two city residents on drug-related charges, police report.

Clinton Johnson, 26, and Sara Biggs, 24, both face felony charges of possession of heroin and possession of a syringe and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police, the pair were arrested after Trooper Randel Miller stopped a Chevrolet Malibu on Interstate 65 near the 51-mile marker for a traffic violation at about 1 p.m.

Miller said while talking with Johnson, who was driving the vehicle, he became suspicious of possible criminal activity.

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During a search of the exterior of the car, Miller said his dog, Jinx, alerted to an odor of an illegal substance.

A syringe and other drug paraphernalia were found during a search of the vehicle by Miller and Trooper Jimmy Wells, police said.

Johnson and Biggs both were arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown. Jail officers search Biggs and found two bags of heroin on her body, Wheeles said.

Johnson also faces charges of identity theft and false informing because he gave a false name at the time of the traffic stop and was driving while suspended.

Biggs and Johnson were being held without bond pending their initial hearings.

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Anyone with information on illegal drug activity may contact the Indiana State Police Versailles Post at 812-689-5000 or a local law enforcement agency.

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