Camper Occupants Arrested for Drugs

Putnam County—This afternoon at 12:38, Indiana State Police troopers stopped a 1999 Gauls Camper for unsafe lane movement on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 37 mile marker. During conversations with the occupants, troopers detected the odor of suspected marijuana.

A search of the vehicle yielded approximately 10 grams of suspected marijuana, 100 suspected manufactured steroid pills, scales, assorted drug paraphernalia, and $3000 in US currency.

Arrested driver: Maurice Jackson, age 22, of Crown Point, IN.

Charges: Possession of Marijuana

Maintaining a Common Nuisance

Arrested Passenger: Brendin Van-Niekerk, age 24, of South Africa

Charges: Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Controlled Substance

Visiting a Common Nuisance


Picture of contraband not available.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


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