Princeton Man Arrested On Drug & Weapons Charges

On 1/21/18 at 12:11am Mt. Carmel Police arrested 29 year old Princeton, IN resident Michael J. McKeon for Unlawful Possession of Weapon by Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia following a traffic stop on a white Volvo in the 600 block of N Walnut Street. The arresting officer requested Ofc. Hopper and his K9 “Ace” respond to the scene as well. Once Ofc. Hopper arrived on scene he conducted a free air narcotics sniff around the exterior of the vehicle with “Ace”. “Ace” alerted on the vehicle for the presence of drugs. A search was conducted which resulted in the officers locating drug paraphernalia on the vehicle passenger Michael McKeon. Officers also located numerous other items on McKeon’s person including two knifes, handcuffs and pepper spray. McKeon’s backpack contained brass knuckles, a slung-shot, throwing knives, Nunchaku, and a large knife. Several of these items were unlawful for McKeon to possess so he was placed under arrest for that as well as the drug paraphernalia. McKeon was transported to the Wabash County Jail and is being held pending the posting of $2500 cash bond. The driver was released without charges.