Stop leads to drug charges for North Vernon resident

A traffic stop south of Waynesville ended in the arrest of a North Vernon man on drug charges.

Marshall A. Fought, 35, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule III narcotic and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction, all Class D felonies. He also was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and violating Indiana’s open container law, a Class C infraction.

Indiana State Police Trooper Korry Clark checked the registration on a suspicious car he was following Sunday on State Road 11 in southern Bartholomew County. Records showed that Fought had been judged a habitual traffic violator for life, the release stated.

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