Winamac Man Arrested on Possession Charges

A Winamac man was arrested after he was found to be in possession of drugs near the Eastern Pulaski School Corporation.


A Pulaski County deputy was patrolling just south of Winamac when he noticed that the vehicle in front of him did not have a properly working license plate light. The driver also failed to activate his turn signal when turning onto a Winamac street.

A traffic stop was initiated and the officer asked the driver, Gavin Miller, for his driver’s license. While Miller was looking for his license, the officer spotted two pills on the floor by the door. After Miller found his license, he was asked to step out of the vehicle.

When asked about the pills, which were later indentified as a controlled substance, Miller stated he didn’t know anything about the pills, but was detained for possessing the pills as they were located in a car that was registered in his name. During a search of the vehicle, police reportedly found a marijuana cigarette, one-quarter of a yellow pill later identified as Xanax, two other pills and drug paraphernalia.

A juvenile was also involved in this incident and a report has been filed with the Pulaski County Probation Department.

Gavin Miller, 22, was arrested an booked into the Pulaski County Jail on preliminary charges of Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school, a Class C Felony, and misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.