2 arrested on drug charges; police find 2-year-old in backseat of vehicle during traffic stop

Two people were arrested after Greenwood police said they found drugs inside the vehicle, along with a 2-year-old child.

Crystal McClintic, 41, was arrested on charges of trafficking with an inmate, neglect of a dependent, visiting a common nuisance, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a controlled substance. Michael Newton, 41, was arrested on charges of maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent.

At about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, a Greenwood police officer stopped Newton’s vehicle in a parking lot off U.S. 31. The car was searched after a police dog indicated smelling drugs in the vehicle, the report said.

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Officers found a clear plastic bag with methamphetamine and heroin on McClintic. Later, when McClintic was being booked into jail, officers found a bag of heroin hidden on her, the report said.

A 2-year-old girl was in the back seat of the vehicle. The Indiana Department of Child Services called the girl’s mother, who came to pick her up, the report said.

McClintic, 90 N. Indiana St., Bargersville, and Newton, 1815 Roberts Road, Franklin, were arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail. McClintic was held on $9,100 bond. Newton was held on $4,800 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.