Two arrested on drug-related charges after traffic stop

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Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies released this photo of drug-related items found during a traffic stop at 10080 N. U.S. 31 on Saturday night. Photo provided

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after a traffic stop on Saturday.

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner saw a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot at about 7 p.m. Saturday but the vehicle drove away, deputies said.

After checking the license, Weisner found that the registered owner of the vehicle, Richard Benedict, 33, Danville, had a pending out-of-state warrant for his arrest, deputies said.

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Richard Benedict
Rebecca Lynn Fast
Rebecca Lynn Fast

 

Bartholomew County Sheriff's deputies released this photo of drug-related items found during a traffic stop at 10080 N. U.S. 31 on Saturday night. Photo provided
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies released this photo of drug-related items found during a traffic stop at 10080 N. U.S. 31 on Saturday night.
Photo provided

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Weisner stopped the vehicle at 10080 N. U.S. 31 and talked with Benedict and his passenger, identified as Rebecca Lynn Fast, 34, Plainfield, deputies said. After Weisner detected an odor of marijuana, K9 Bolt checked the vehicle and alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle, deputies said.

Weisner located crystal methamphetamine, opiates, syringes, marijuana, paraphernalia and unprescribed prescription medication, deputies said.

Fast was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, deputies said. She is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $121,000 bond, jail officials said.

Benedict was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of a legend drug and is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $57,500 bond, jail officials said.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.