Operation Drug Corridor: Two arrested on drug charges during traffic stops

Indiana State Troopers from the Jasper Post and the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department conducted a saturation patrol last Monday evening, October 12, targeting drug traffickers and impaired drivers in Spencer County. 

Trp. Teresa Bowling conducted a traffic stop in southern Spencer County on a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Michael Willett. During the traffic stop, K-9 Drogos alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics. While the vehicle was being searched, Trp. Bowling conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to determine the impairment of the driver. During the search of the vehicle, marijuana was located. Willett was then arrested on charges of Operating While Intoxicated; Operating While Intoxicated, Endangerment; Operating While Intoxicated, Controlled Substance; and Possession of marijuana. 

Trp. Andrew Jones also conducted a traffic stop in southern Spencer County that evening, on a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Asten Tapp. During the traffic stop, K-9 Drogos alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics. During the search of the vehicle, 226 grams of Methamphetamine and a large amount of cash were located and confiscated. Tapp was arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement, Obstruction of Justice, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. 

Troopers Bowling, Jones, Villanueva, and Greene/K-9 Drogos, along with Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Hagan, participated in the patrol. 

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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