Traffic Stop in Jasper Sends Louisville Man to Jail on Drug Charges

A Thursday traffic stop resulted in a wanted Louisville man being charged with numerous narcotics charges.

Trooper Brock Werne was patrolling Rumbach Avenue in Jasper when he observed a car turn into the Jasper Manor Shopping Center without signaling its turn.  Werne pulled over the vehicle, and found that the driver, 28 year old Thang Duong of Louisville, KY, was wanted on an outstanding warrant through Perry County for Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury.  After placing Duong into custody, Werne and Dubois County Deputy John Anderson searched the vehicle, finding suspected marijuana, scales, a smoking device, and approximately two grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Duong was transported, without incident, to the Dubois County Security Center. Duong was charged with possession of methamphetamine with a prior conviction (Level 5 Felony), maintaining a common nuisance (Level 6 Felony), possession of marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor), and possession of paraphernalia (Class B Misdemeanor).  Werne was assisted by the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department with the traffic stop and investigation.

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