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A traffic stop Saturday evening in Seymour led to the arrest of three Bartholomew County residents on drug-related charges.

Charles F. Miller, 31, Terry L. Jones, 24, and Keith M. Cherry, 25, all of Columbus, face charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic syringe, visiting a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia, according to a news release from Seymour Police Department.

Miller faces additional charges of obstruction of justice and false informing. Jones faces an additional charge of operating while never having received a driver’s license. Cherry faces an escape charge because he was wearing a home detention monitor at the time of his arrest Saturday, police said.

According to Bartholomew Superior Court 2 documents, Cherry received a one-and-a-half-year suspended jail term after pleading guilty to a possession of methamphetamine charge. That sentence was revoked and Cherry was sent to jail April 25 after he was arrested on probation violation. He was placed on home detention by the court April 30.

All three were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown and were being held there Monday morning pending initial court appearances.

The arrest of the three began with a traffic stop initiated by Officer Crystal Schapson on Saturday. Information obtained during that stop led police to obtain a search warrant — signed by Jackson Superior Court II Judge Bruce MacTavish — for a room at a motel on Outlet Boulevard on Seymour’s east side.

Police said they fond heroin, about 50 hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia during a search of the room.

Corporals Adam Surface and Jason Wynn and officers Craig Owens and Devin Cornwell assisted with the investigation and arrests.

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