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Traffic stop ends with Owen County man arrested on drug charges

A Thursday afternoon traffic stop initiated by the Spencer Police Department with assistance from the Indiana State Police resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man on drug-related charges.

Trooper Clay McBridge and his K-9 partner Noble, provided assistance and Noble was deployed for a vehicle sniff. As a result of the search, more than one pound of methamphetamine and more than 10 grams of marijuana were seized. The driver, identified as James Edward Corns, 53, of Spencer, was arrested and transported to the Owen County Jail where his custody was transferred.

Corns was arrested on the following charges:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine, a Level 2 Felony
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Marijuana, a Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia, a Class C Misdemeanor

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