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Seymour man arrested on drug charges

A Seymour man was arrested Tuesday night by an observant Indiana State Police Trooper who was patrolling Jackson County.

Sgt. Noel Houze, with the Indiana State Police Post in Versailles, says Trooper Seth Davidson was patrolling on State Road 250 in Jackson County around 9:30 p.m.when he observed two vehicles parked on County Road 300 South, just off of State Road 250. That particular part of Jackson County is very rural with no homes nearby, which caused Tpr. Davidson to suspect possibly criminal activity.

Tpr. Davidson turned onto County Road 300 South to investigate. As he approached the two vehicles, one of them, a pickup truck, reportedly turned on its lights and pulled away. As Tpr. Davidson followed the truck, he noticed the license plates on the vehicle had expired in February. He made a traffic stop and identified the driver as 30-year-old Joseph Keith Evans. A routine check of Evans' driver's license indicated he was suspended. In addition to the expired plates on the pickup, the registration was false. As part of the investigation, Tpr. Davidson conducted a search of the vehicle and reportedly discovered a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a stolen Duke Energy electric meter.

Evans was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Jackson County Jail. He is facing preliminary felony charges of possession of over 3 grams of methamphetamine and possession of stolen property. In addition, Evans is facing misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of stolen property.

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:00:19 PM

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