Traffic Stop Leads to Passenger Arrested for Numerous Drug Violations in Vermillion County

Vermillion County—On Saturday evening February 03 at approximately 4:45, Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Organ was patrolling State Road 63 near County Road 1000 North, when he noticed a northbound silver passenger car with an expired registration plate.

The vehicle was stopped and during conversations with the female driver and female passenger, Trooper Organ noticed the passenger appeared very nervous and displayed signs indicative of possible criminal activity. Trooper Organ deployed his K-9 partner “Zeke” around the vehicle and “Zeke” gave a positive indication near the passenger’s side door area.

Ashley Nicole Judson

The passenger was asked to exit the vehicle and was identified as 33-year-old Ashley Nicole Judson of Terre Haute, IN. Judson physically attempted to evade discussion and a “pat down” from Trooper Organ, but was ultimately found at the scene to be in possession of suspected Heroin and Methamphetamine, along with various items of drug paraphernalia. While being processed at the Vermillion County Jail, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and 22 Methocarbamol tablets were found on her person. Judson was incarcerated on preliminary charges of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Syringe, Possession of Paraphernalia, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

The case was investigated by ISP Trooper Michael Organ. Assisting at the scene was Vermillion County Sheriff’s Deputy David McIntosh.

The driver was cited for a traffic violation and released.

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

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