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Driver and Passenger Arrested for Possessing Marijuana and Meth

Driver and Passenger Arrested for Possessing Marijuana and Meth

Bill Stephens

February 4th, 2016

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Posey County – Last night at approximately 8:05, Trooper Dustan Rubenacker stopped the driver of a 2005 Ford Explorer for having a defective license plate light. The traffic stop occurred in the Huck’s parking lot located at 9th and Main Street in Mt. Vernon. State police report the driver was identified as Kayla R. Rhodes-Powell, 28, of Evansville.  A passenger was identified as Jessy Durham, 28, of Evansville.

While talking to the driver, Rubenacker reportedly detected an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle.  A few minutes later, Master Trooper Kevin Waters and his K-9, Andy, arrived to assist. While walking around the vehicle the K-9 reportedly alerted to the presence of narcotics.  Authorities say a search of the vehicle revealed small amounts of marijuana and meth.

Rhodes-Powell and Durham were arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Kayla R. Rhodes-Powell, 28,1801 Stinson Avenue, Evansville, IN
  1. Possession of Meth, Class 6 Felony
  2. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

 

  • Jessy Durham, 28, 1020 North 3rd, Evansville, IN
  1. Possession of Meth, Class 6 Felony
  2. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Dustan Rubenacker, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Trooper Brent Gramig, Trooper Brandon Deig,Trooper Seth Rainey and Master Trooper Kevin Waters and his K-9, Andy

Kayla RhodesJessy Durham

(Source: Indiana State Police)

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