A Saturday evening traffic stop along Interstate 69 in Daviess County led to the arrest of two Michigan men on multiple drug charges, including possessing cocaine.
Indiana State Police say just after 8 pm Saturday a trooper was patrolling I-69 near the 80 mile marker, when he observed a dark colored SUV traveling 92 miles per hour in the southbound lanes. The trooper was able to pull the vehicle over at the 78.5 mile marker.
While speaking with the driver, 40-year-old Jerome Middlebrooks of Pontiac, Michigan, the trooper could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
When asked about the possibility of drugs in the vehicle, Middlebrooks’s front seat passenger, 42-year-old Keyon Jackson, also of Pontiac, Michigan, produced a small plastic bag of marijuana from under his seat.
Having probable cause to search the vehicle the trooper with the assistance of an officer with the Odon Town Marshall’s Office began searching the vehicle, eventually finding over one pound of what field tested positive as cocaine.
Middlebrooks is charged with Level 2 felony counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and Possession of Cocaine, More than 28 grams as well as a Level 6 Felony count of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Class B Misdemeanor count of Possession of Marijuana.
Jackson meanwhile faces Level 2 Felony counts of Dealing in a Schedule I Controlled Substance and – Possession of Cocaine, More than 28 grams as well as a Level 6 Felony count of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic syringe and a Class B Misdemeanor count of Possession of Marijuana.
Both Middlebrooks and Jackson were placed into custody without incident and were transported to the Daviess County Jail.