On 11/17/17 at 7:30pm Mt. Carmel Police arrested Jeffrey D. Jackson, age 57, and Heather L. Hicks, age 42, both of Mt. Carmel following a traffic stop in the 900 block of West 9th Street. The stop was a result of the arresting officer observing two traffic violations made by the driver Jeffrey Jackson. During the stop the arresting officer requested K-9 Officer Daniel Hopper and his dog “Ace” come to this location for a free air narcotics sniff of the 2006 Chevy truck the two were in. “Ace” alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle so a search was conducted. During the search officers recovered suspected methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, drug paraphernalia and unprescribed Hydrocodone which is a controlled substance. Jackson was placed under arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Hypodermic needles. Hicks was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were transported to the Wabash County Jail where they were charged and being held pending bond setting by a judge.
ALL SUBJECTS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.