Colorado man facing drug charges after North Vernon traffic stop

A Colorado man was arrested by North Vernon officers after marijuana, marijuana edibles and a prescription pill were found in his vehicle.

37-year-old James M. Turner was booked into the Jennings County Jail at about 12:40 Friday morning after a traffic stop on U.S. 50 for having an obstructed license plate. A North Vernon police dog alerted to the odor of drugs inside the vehicle according to police.

Officers allegedly found about two grams of marijuana, the edibles, a pill with no prescription bottle, digital scales and about $600 in cash.

Turner is facing preliminary charges of violating the legend drug act and possession of marijuana.