On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, two Madison residents were jailed after they were found to be in possession of drugs and a handgun during a traffic stop.
The incident began at approximately 7:30 pm when Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a beige Toyota Camry on Michigan Road in Madison. During the course of the investigation, Trp. Miller observed numerous criminal indicators. Jefferson County Deputy Ben Flint arrived on scene to assist Trp. Miller. Deputy Flint’s Police K-9 conducted a sweep of the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, Trp. Miller located methamphetamine, controlled substances, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun. Two passengers in the vehicle, Dustin Nelson and Melissa Terry, both 25 years old from Madison, Indiana were arrested on numerous charges and were incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail.
Nelson was initially arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a handgun without a permit. Terry was initially arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Both were incarcerated, pending their initial court appearance in a Jefferson County Court.
Trp. Miller was assisted by officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Madison Police Department.