Traffic Stop leads to Multiple Arrests.

Loogootee Police arrested three people on drug related charges Saturday during a traffic stop on Broadway Street at Chuckles.

The Department’s K-9 Roxy alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle.

The vehicle was searched when the driver, 20-year-old Christopher Villanueva of Jasper, handed the officer a bag of marijuana.

The search resulted in numerous drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Officers arrested Villanueva and a passenger, 19-year-old Bryce Mathena of Jasper, on preliminary charges of
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Dealing in a Schedule Four Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Minor Possession of Alcohol.

Another passenger, 18-year-old Evelin Aleman of French lick was arrested for Visiting a Common Nuisance and Possession of Marijuana.

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