3 arrested in traffic stop, drugs found

Two men and a woman were arrested following a traffic stop in the Center Grove area after deputies said two provided fake names and drugs were found in the car.

Ashley Hardy, 30, of Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, theft or receiving of stolen property, possession of restricted drug injection device, possession of a controlled substance, driving with a suspended license and making a false report to police. She also was arrested on two out-of-county warrants.

Charles Hughes, 31, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a charge of false reporting and an out-of-county warrant.

Justus Woodcock, 24, of Greenwood, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance.

A deputy pulled over a car being driven by Hardy on County Line Road near Peterman Road about 8 a.m. Friday after the deputy saw her temporary license plate was not properly posted on the back window of her car, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

During the traffic stop, the officer saw a bag of meth on the passenger-side floor, a report said. Woodcock, who had been in the front passenger seat, and Hardy both said the the drugs did not belong to them.

A deputy checked the Social Security number provided by Hughes, which came up with a different name. Hughes told the deputy that he had lied about his name, and provided his correct information, which showed there was a warrant out for his arrest, the report said.

Hardy, who initially gave police a false name, was found to have lied about her identity when the person whose name she used contacted jail staff Saturday, the report said.

Hardy had gotten the woman’s information from documents inside a car she had purchased, the report said.

Hardy, 8626 Bishops Lane; Woodcock, 251 Beechview Drive; and Hughes, 5927 Dollar Hide South Drive, were arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail.

Hardy was held on $6,600 bond, Woodcock was held on $2,200 bond and Hughes was held on $1,000 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.