Traffic stop results in heroin, meth arrests

Two people were arrested after police found heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in their car during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office deputy noticed a vehicle traveling under the speed limit and weaving within its lanes. The license plate was also registered to a different vehicle. The vehicle got off the interstate and got onto U.S. 31 near Taylorsville, and the deputy stopped the vehicle, police said.

Inside the vehicle, deputies found guns, several syringes filled with what was believed to be heroin and drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

The driver, Angie M. Cox, 39, Bargersville, had an arrest warrant out of Johnson County. Cox was also arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a legend drug device.

Jason O. Powell, 31, Franklin, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a legend drug device and possession of a handgun without a license.

Both were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail and held without bond.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.