A Michigan City
resident, a Winamac resident, and two Michigan residents were arrested
Saturday on numerous drug related charges after a traffic stop near the 29
mile marker on Interstate 94, Chesterton Police said.
police, at 2:26 p.m. Jeremy Tidwell, 34, of 1005 West 8th Street in Michigan
City, was driving eastbound on I-94 when he was stopped for crossing over
one of the lane markings and for his front seat passenger Michelle L.
Hanson, 42, of Winamac, not wearing her seat belt.
Police said a
traffic stop was initiated and the officer observed passengers Trever Comer,
34, of Trail Creek, Mich., and Clinton D. Comer, 40, of Trail Creek, Mich.
sitting in the rear seats. Police said they saw Trever Comer reach for a
large metal spoon that had a white residue and cotton attached to it as they
approached the vehicle.
During a search of
the vehicle with a K-9 unit, police said they located two small hypodermic
syringes with bent needles underneath the rear passenger bench seat and a
dark colored hypodermic needle with a liquid substance under the front
driver seat. Police said they also found a syringe in Hansonís purse.
Both Tidwell and
Hanson advised the syringes did not belong to them, police said. Tidwell
also advised his license had been suspended, police said.
All four subjects
were transported to CPD where police subsequently found a bag containing .7
grams of heroin on Hansonís person, police said.
They were then
transported to Porter County Jail where officers located a capped hypodermic
syringe, a small baggy containing .4 grams of heroin and a small measuring
style spoon in the right sock of Clinton Comer and a bottle of 13 white
pills on his person that were determined to be a combination of
Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, police said.
Tidwell was charged
with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a hypodermic syringe.
Hanson was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a
hypodermic syringe and visiting a common nuisance.
Clinton Comer was
charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a hypodermic
syringe, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia
and visiting a common nuisance. Trevor Comer was charged with possession of
a hypodermic syringe and possession of paraphernalia.