A blitz targeting criminal activity Sunday in the North Vernon led to eight arrests including some on drug charges and 10 traffic citations.
Troopers Rick Hewitt, Randel Miller and Brent Lykins conducted the daytime patrols, one of which netted the arrests of two women after a traffic stop on Norris Avenue near White Street.
Jennifer L. Acree, 25, of North Vernon, who was driving a 2004 Chervolet Ventura, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of marijuana, while Louann N. Parton, 25, of North Vernon faces charges of possession of heroin, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a narcotic drug. Both women face a charge of possession of paraphernalia.
The traffic stop at about 12:50 p.m. was conducted by Lykins, who said his suspicion the women were involved in criminal activity led to him asking Trooper Miller to bring his K-9, Jinx, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police Post at Versailles.
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