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Bartholomew County traffic stop results in drug arrest

Photo of Ronnie Houchens. (Provided Photo/BCSO)

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A man was arrested following a Bartholomew County traffic stop early on Sunday, Feb. 2.

According to the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office, 52-year-old Ronnie Houchens was stopped near the intersection of North US 31 and West Market Place Drive just after midnight.

Police said during the stop multiple syringes, two baggies of a green leafy substance and a bag of a white crystal substance were discovered in the Houchens’ vehicle.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Bartholomew County Jail, where he remains.

Houchens faces multiple preliminary drug charges, including possession of methamphetamine, legend drug injection device and possession of marijuana.

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