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Hanover Man Arrested On Seven Charges Following Traffic Stop

Patrolman Blankenship noted furtive movement as he approached the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana.

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(Madison, Ind.) - On Sunday, May 31 Madison Police Arrested Seth J. Owen, 53, of Hanover on seven different charges. 

While on patrol in the area of Jefferson and Second Streets, Patrolman Cameron Blankenship initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Seth Owen, for erratic driving and disregarding a stop sign. 

Patrolman Blankenship noted furtive movement as he approached the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana. 

A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed that Owen was in possession of methamphetamine, scheduled II controlled drug, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and items associated with the sale or purchase of narcotics. 

Owen was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail. A juvenile was in the vehicle at the time of the stop, the juvenile was released to a parent. 

Owen was arrested on the charges of:

  • Neglect of a Dependent
  • Dealing in Methamphetamine
  • Dealing Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Dealing Marijuana
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Paraphernalia

Patrolman Blankenship was assisted by Madison Police Officers Demaree. Smith, and Nicholson.

Owen has the presumption of innocence until otherwise proven guilty. 

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