Two in jail after traffic stop in Jasper

A traffic stop ended with two people in jail after officers determined the passenger was wanted on several warrants in Orange County and the driver had methamphetamine in his hotel room.

A Jasper police officer stopped a Dodge Spirit near the intersection of 25th Street and Cathy Lane for allegedly driving 34 mph in a 25 mph speed zone and false and fictitious plates at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.

During the stop, officers noted indicators from the driver, Darryl C. Russell, 47, of Jasper, that he was under the influence of methamphetamine. The passenger, 27-year-old Nicole Beavers, of Paoli, was wanted on three warrants out of Orange County.

While officers were taking her into custody, officers found about 1.3 grams of methamphetamine and she admitted to concealing a syringe in her pants, police said.

Officers also learned that the driver was staying in the Camelot Inn. Police said he admitted to having more methamphetamine in his room and gave consent to officers to search it. During the search, officers found another half a gram of methamphetamine, more syringes, marijuana and paraphernalia.

Both subjects were taken to Jasper Police Department and then booked into the Dubois County Security Center.

The man was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

The female was charged with Level 6 felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe as well as a misdemeanor count of visiting a common nuisance. She was wanted on warrants charging her with felony theft, battery and a Class B misdemeanor theft.

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