Huntingburg Man Arrested Friday After Police Find 23 Grams of Marijuana

A Huntingburg man was placed under arrest Friday afternoon on drug and alcohol related charges after he managed to get his SUV vehicle stuck on some rail road tracks on the city’s west side.

Huntingburg Police say just before 4 pm Friday 34-year old Justin Taylor of Huntingburg, was northbound on Styline Drive and attempted to make a right turn on 12th Street when he failed to complete the turn.

Police say he drove his SUV over the curb and down an embankment where it got stuck on some railroad tracks.

An officer detected an odor of burnt marijuana from the inside of Taylor’s SUV. He was given a field sobriety test which police say he failed to pass.

Police say Taylor gave them consent to search his vehicle which resulted in the discovery of Schedule 1, 2 and 3 narcotics, 23 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia, digital scales and other legend drugs along with drug packing materials.

Police charged Taylor with operating while intoxicated with a test refusal and obstruction of justice, dealing Schedule 1, 2 and 3 controlled substances, possession of legend drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Damage to his vehicle was listed at 350-hundred dollars .

Taylor was first taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for Medical clearance be being taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center.

 

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