A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two Johnson County residents after finding heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in their car during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner was driving south on I-65 at about 4:38 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a vehicle traveling under the speed limit and weaving within its lanes, deputies said.

As he was followin the vehicle, he ran the license plate and it came back registered to a different vehicle, deputies said. He followed the vehicle as it left I-65 continuing to U.S. 31, where Weisner stopped it at County Road 650N, deputies said.

Weisner talked with the driver, Angie M. Cox, 39, Bargersville, and was learned Cox had an arrest warrant pending out of Johnson County. A passenger, Jason O. Powell, 31, Franklin, was also arrested at the traffic stop, deputies said.

When Weisner did an inventory of the vehicle before it was towed, he found three handguns, a dismantled shotgun, several syringes filled with what was believed to be heroin and a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Weisner also determined the vehicle had a false registration and no proof of insurance, deputies said.

In addition to the warrant, Cox was arrested on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of a legend drug device (syringe)

Powell was arrested on preliminary charges of:

  • Possession of heroin
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Possession of a legend drug device
  • Possession of a handgun without a license
    Angie Cox
    Angie Cox

    Jason Powell
    Jason Powell