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CPD: Heroin syringes paraphernalia recovered after traffic stop on I-94

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A Michigan City resident, a Winamac resident, and two Michigan residents were arrested Saturday on numerous drug related charges after a traffic stop near the 29 mile marker on Interstate 94, Chesterton Police said.

According to police, at 2:26 p.m. Jeremy Tidwell, 34, of 1005 West 8th Street in Michigan City, was driving eastbound on I-94 when he was stopped for crossing over one of the lane markings and for his front seat passenger Michelle L. Hanson, 42, of Winamac, not wearing her seat belt.

Police said a traffic stop was initiated and the officer observed passengers Trever Comer, 34, of Trail Creek, Mich., and Clinton D. Comer, 40, of Trail Creek, Mich. sitting in the rear seats. Police said they saw Trever Comer reach for a large metal spoon that had a white residue and cotton attached to it as they approached the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle with a K-9 unit, police said they located two small hypodermic syringes with bent needles underneath the rear passenger bench seat and a dark colored hypodermic needle with a liquid substance under the front driver seat. Police said they also found a syringe in Hansonís purse.

Both Tidwell and Hanson advised the syringes did not belong to them, police said. Tidwell also advised his license had been suspended, police said.

All four subjects were transported to CPD where police subsequently found a bag containing .7 grams of heroin on Hansonís person, police said.

They were then transported to Porter County Jail where officers located a capped hypodermic syringe, a small baggy containing .4 grams of heroin and a small measuring style spoon in the right sock of Clinton Comer and a bottle of 13 white pills on his person that were determined to be a combination of Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, police said.

Tidwell was charged with maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a hypodermic syringe. Hanson was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a hypodermic syringe and visiting a common nuisance.

Clinton Comer was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and visiting a common nuisance. Trevor Comer was charged with possession of a hypodermic syringe and possession of paraphernalia.


Posted 4/21/2014