Pair arrested after traffic stop


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A traffic stop netted the arrest of two Jackson County residents late Friday night, police report.

Megan Christopher-Bane, 30, and Michael McVay, 37, both of Medora, each face Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to a report from Officer Rick Meyer of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

Christopher-Bane also faces Class D felony charges of possession of a controlled substance and violation of the Legend Drug Act.

The two were arrested during a traffic stop at about 8 p.m. Friday at State Road 135 and County Road 300 North.

Meyer said he stopped a Chevrolet S10 driven by McVay because a headlight was out.

During that stop, Meyer said he smelled marijuana and saw Christopher-Bane trying to hide something in her pants.

Meyer said police found marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle and found that Christopher-Bane was carrying hydrocodone pills and paraphernalia.

County reserve officers Charlie Murphy and Steve Murphy assisted.

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