Traffic stop leads to arrest
SPENCER COUNTY — On June 16, 2022, at approximately 5:30 p.m. Indiana State Police Sergeant George Wooten, Spencer County Deputy Anderson and Santa Claus Officer Musgrave conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Edge for an expired license plate violation. Sergeant Wooten then spoke to the driver, Jonathon Hall from Louisville KY, and found that Hall only possessed a learner’s permit to drive. Wooten then spoke to the passenger, George Verner from Louisville KY, who was found to also only possess a learner’s permit to drive.
Sgt. Wooten then had the vehicle towed due to it having expired license plates and no valid driver. Sgt. Wooten and Trooper Chase Snider then inventoried the vehicle and found a plastic bag containing a crystal substance that contained 504 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and a jar containing what is believed to be marijuana.
Both Hall and Verner were then taken into custody and transported to Spencer County Jail and charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana.
All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.