Fulton County – Yesterday at approximately 5:40 p.m., a traffic stop by Indiana State Trooper Michael Biggs led to the arrest of Eric Hickerson, 30, Hamilton County, OH. He was incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail to face preliminary criminal charges for possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Biggs initiated a traffic stop on a 1993 GMC van on U.S. 31, near Fulton County Road 600 North, for allegedly following another vehicle too closely. The van was driven by Hickerson. While Trooper Biggs was conducting the traffic stop, Trooper Dave Caswell and his narcotics detecting police dog arrived to assist. Caswell utilized his police dog to conduct a free air sniff around the GMC. The dog indicated the presence of illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the van, officers allegedly found approximately 400 hits of LSD, 4.6 pounds of marijuana, 21 grams of cocaine, prescription pills, methamphetamine, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Biggs was assisted by Trooper Jeremy Perez, Trooper Ben Reason, Trooper Jesse Reason, officers from the Logansport Police Department, and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department.