Meth found in traffic stop; driver arrested

A Bartholomew County Sheriff deputy arrested a Nineveh woman during a traffic stop on several drug-related charges, including a warrant for dealing methamphetamine.

Sheriff Deputy Teancum Clark was traveling behind a black SUV at about 8 a.m. Thursday when he said the vehicle slowed significantly.

When checking the license plate, Clark found the registered owner, Afton Davis, 27, 5688 Upper Salt Creek Drive, Nineveh, had a warrant for her arrest for dealing methamphetamine, deputies said.

Davis stopped her vehicle at County Road 250E and State Street, where Clark found several drug-related items in the SUV, deputies said. Davis appeared to be groggy, deputies said.

Davis is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $280,000 bond on charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a legend drug and possession of paraphernalia, deputies said.

The warrant was issued in Bartholomew County for felony dealing in methamphetamine, deputies said.

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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.