Traffic stop ends with two arrests

A Wednesday night traffic stop led to the arrests of two people. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at about 10:37 p.m., Sgt. Kris Weisner initiated a traffic stop on southbound US 31 at Lowell Road.

While speaking with the driver, 26-year-old Caren Lea-Ann Piper, of Seymour, authorities reported seeing drug-related paraphernalia inside the vehicle. K9 Bolt was deployed and alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle. A search allegedly uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and nine meth pipes.

Piper was arrested on preliminary charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia and Operating a Vehicle while Never Obtaining a Driver’s License.

A passenger, 21-year-old Christian Najera, of Columbus, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Possession of Paraphernalia.