Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust


A vehicle headlight ultimately led to the arrest of a Winamac resident on drug charges.

According to a press release, Pulaski County Police were on patrol in the area of Narrow and Franklin Streets in Winamac when they noticed the vehicle in question. Authorities made a note that occupants of the vehicle were behaving nervously.

A K-9 unit was used to conduct an sniff test around the exterior of the vehicle. After a positive alert, officers searched the vehicles interior. The officer conducting the search said he noticed the smell of cannabis inside the vehicle.

Police say they located a pair of cargo shorts and inside one of the pockets was a sandwich bag with a green leafy substance. 52-year-old Neal Lloyd of Winamac allegedly admitted that the items belonged to him.

Lloyd was taken into custody and transported to the Pulaski County Justice Center. The substance field tested positive for cannabis.

Lloyd is facing preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia.