Local Area Drug Arrests

Shoals Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

A Sunday afternoon traffic stop in Loogootee landed a Shoals man behind bars on numerous drug charges.

At around 12:45 yesterday afternoon a trooper with the Indiana State Police was patrolling US 50 in Loogootee when he observed a passenger car stopped at a stop light.

Police say the trooper noticed that neither the driver nor the front seat passenger were wearing seatbelts and after pulling over the vehicle the trooper also noticed that a three year old boy in the back seat was not properly restrained and was not seated in a booster seat.

While speaking with the driver, 29 year old Robert Osborne of Shoals, police learned that Osborne did not have a drivers license in his possession and that his driving privileges were suspended indefinitely through Indiana. They also learned that Osborne had prior convictions for driving while suspended. He was placed into custody by police.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a pill bottle containing Hydrocodone and Clonazepam on the rear floorboard in front of Osborne’s seven year old daughter. Police also found found marijuana and paraphernalia under the driver’s seat.

Osborne was arrested and charged with felony counts of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and two counts of Neglect of a Dependent. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of Possession of a Schedule II and Schedule IV controlled substance, Driving while Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia. Osborne was lodged without incident in the Martin County Jail. The children were released to the custody of the front seat passenger.

Evansville Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

A Friday-night traffic stop in Jasper resulted in the drug-related arrest of a Vanderburgh County man.

Around 10:30 pm A trooper with the Indiana State Police stopped a northbound Chrysler PT Cruiser at U.S. 231 and Hoffman Road for speeding after allegedly clocking the vehicle doing 44 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Police say one of two passengers in the vehicle, 19-year old Larry Porter of Evansville, was arrested on misdemeanor counts of dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana after police allegedly found burnt marijuana cigarette butts; rolled, unsmoked marijuana cigarettes; a small scale; two grinders used to shred marijuana; and two baggies of marijuana.

Authorities booked Porter into the Dubois County Security Center on the drug charges. They also noted he had $700 in his possession.

Meanwhile the driver whose name was not released by police was ticketed for speeding.

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