JACKSON COUNTY, IN — A traffic stop by an Indiana State Trooper on I-65 near Seymour on Monday led to the discovery of a large amount of suspected crystal methamphetamine, additional drugs, guns, and money. The discovery resulted in the arrests of two White County, Indiana residents on numerous charges.
The incident began around Noon Monday when Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a Chrysler 300 on I-65 Northbound near the 48-mile marker, just south of the Seymour, Indiana exit for multiple traffic violations. During the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place. Trpr. Miller deployed K-9 Jinx who alerted him to the odor of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, troopers located roughly 1.6 pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine, suspected fentanyl pills, three handguns, drug paraphernalia, and approximately $2,000 in U.S. Currency.
The driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Patrick J. Doornbos, and his passenger, 30-year-old Amber L. Balser, both from Monticello, Indiana were arrested on charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony, Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor.
Doornbos was additionally charged with one count of Possession of a Handgun by a Serious Violent Felon, Level 4 Felony. Balser was additionally charged with one count of Possession of a Handgun After Being a Convicted Felon, a Level 5 Felony.
Both Doornbos and Balser were transported to the Jackson County Jail where they were incarcerated pending their initial court appearances.
Trpr. Miller was assisted by Troopers David Owsley, Jayme Herbert, Brandon Love, Jacob Tolle, and Sgt. Bryce Harris.
(Indiana State Police/Sgt. Stephen Wheeles press release)