Seymour Man Jailed for Dealing Methamphetamine

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:57 AM

By Sgt. Stephen Wheeles - Indiana State Police Versailles Post

During a search of the vehicle, troopers located approximately 120 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine.

Chad Bruce. Photo provided.

(Seymour, Ind.) - On Friday, a 38-year-old Seymour, Indiana man was arrested for dealing methamphetamine following a traffic stop on the north side of Seymour.

The investigation began at approximately 1:00 p.m. when Trooper Randel Miller observed a silver 2005 Toyota traveling southbound on I-65 in northern Jackson County.  After committing a traffic violation, the vehicle exited I-65 onto State Road 11 and traveled southbound towards Seymour.  Trp. Miller caught up to the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop along State Road 11. 

During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Miller observed indicators of criminal activity.  Trp. Miller deployed his drug detection K-9, Jinx, which alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.  During a search of the vehicle, troopers located approximately 120 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine in the vehicle and on the driver’s person.  Other evidence of dealing methamphetamine was also located in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Chad W. Bruce, age 38, Seymour, Indiana was arrested on charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony, and Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony.  He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was incarcerated.  Bruce will soon face an initial appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.

Trp. Miller was assisted by Troopers Korry Clark, Sam Simpkins, and Jackson County Deputy Justin Amos. 

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