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A traffic stop for a violation this past weekend resulted in two men being jailed on several drug charges.

Saturday morning a trooper with the Indiana State Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 64 at the Ferdinand exit. Police identified the driver as 26 year old Derek Renfrow and the passenger 19 year old Shane Elder, both of New Albany, and learned that the two were coming from Harrison County.

During the course of the traffic stop, police gained consent to search the vehicle which resulted in the discovery of a small flashlight that, rather than containing batteries, was packaged with a bag holding a white powder substance that field tested positive for cocaine.

Police say the flashlight also contained a bag with Zanax and hydrocodone pills, as well as a bag containing marijuana. Both Renfrow and Elder were placed into custody.

While searching Elder, police found a bag containing a powder that field tested positive as methamphetamine. Authorities later learned that the methamphetamine belonged to Renfrow, but was being held by Elder.

Refrow and Elder were both charged with:

Level 6 Felony counts of Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Methamphetamine, Class A Misdemeanor counts of Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of a Schedule 4 Controlled Substance also a Class A Misdemeanor.

Both were taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center. State police were assisted by the Ferdinand Police Department.

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