Traffic Stop Leads To Drug-Related Arrests In Dearborn Co.
By Travis Thayer
Christina Hulsey, Clara Humphries and Robert Humphries. Daniel Cearly not pictured. Photos by the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office.
(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Four people were arrested on drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Dearborn County.
On November 29, a speeding vehicle was stopped on Interstate 74 near U.S. 52.
According to a probable cause affidavit, the driver saw the patrolling police cruiser and immediately slammed on the brakes and swerved erratically into the slow lane, cutting off another driver and almost causing an accident.
The driver, identified as Robert Humphries, hit the brakes again and swerved to the shoulder almost colliding with the guard rail.
During the traffic stop, police say the stench of burnt marijuana could be smelled coming from the vehicle.
Humphries advised that his driver’s license was suspended and that he swerved because of faulty tires. During a search of Humphries, police say they found marijuana in the crotch of his pants.
Three other passengers, Clara Humphries, Christina Hulsey and Daniel Cearley, were also searched. Police say Humphries was found in possession of seven hypodermic syringes, one of which was loaded with heroin, and other drug paraphernalia. Hulsey was allegedly in possession of a glass Meth pipe with residue, and Cearly possessed marijuana.
Police say all four individuals admitted to smoking marijuana in the vehicle. Clara Humphries also allegedly admitted to using heroin.
All four occupant of the vehicle were placed under arrest and charged with the following:
- Robert Humphries – Possession of Marijuana, Visiting a Common Nuisance.
- Clara Humphries – Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Possession of a Syringe, Visiting a Common Nuisance.
- Christina Hulsey – Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Visiting a Common Nuisance.
- Daniel Cearly – Possession of Marijuana, Visiting a Common Nuisance.
Three of the four remain in custody at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center. Cearly recently bonded out.