2 teenagers arrested on drug charges after U-turn

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teenagers after their vehicle made a U-turn at County Road 650N and U.S. 31.

Jared Newman, 18, 13300 W. Old Nashville Road, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and possession of marijuana, deputies said. Sarah Ball, 18, 1119 Central Ave., was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, deputies said.

Sgt. Kris Weisner was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection at about 12:22 a.m. Friday when he saw Newman’s vehicle, which had also been stopped at the light, make a U-turn northbound on U.S. 31, deputies said.

The vehicle then turned eastbound onto County Road 650N, where Weisner stopped the vehicle, deputies said.

Weisner smelled the odor of marijuana and saw green leafy particles on Ball’s lap, deputies said. Weisner also located a cellophane wrapper containing a green leafy substance on Newman, deputies said.

Newman told deputies he had been smoking marijuana just prior to the traffic stop, deputies said.

When deputy Leah Burton arrived to assist Weisner, Ball said she had a marijuana pipe and a grinder, deputies said.

Newman is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $8,500 bond, jail officials said. Ball was released from jail in lieu of $6,000 bond, jail officials 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.