Traffic Stop Nets Over 140 Grams of Meth Close to Home

Pike County (NNDC) – At approximately 12:57 Sunday morning Indiana State Trooper C.J. Boeckman stopped the driver of a 2010 Dodge Charger for driving 44 mph in a 30 mph zone on SR 257 in Otwell. The driver was identified as John Allen, 33, of Petersburg and the passenger was identified as Edward Simison, 40, of Washington.

Due to suspicious activity, Trooper Boeckman searched the vehicle and discovered 144 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, drug paraphernalia and a syringe loaded with suspected heroin. Allen and Simison were arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where they are currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:

John Allen, 33, Petersburg, IN
Edward Simison, 40, Washington, IN
Dealing Methamphetamine, Class 2 Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine, Class 5 Felony
Possession of Heroin, Class 6 Felony
Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Class 6 Felony
Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Class 6 Felony
Arresting Officer: Trooper CJ Boeckman, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Pike County Sheriff’s Department

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