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Lawrence County Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrests

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:00 PM

Avoca – (Lawrence County) Yesterday evening just before midnight, ISP Sgt. Greg Day conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Avoca-Eureka and Patton Hill Roads.  The stop was conducted for a defective muffler, failure to signal a turn, white light violation (shining to the rear) and seatbelt violations by both the driver and passenger.

Upon speaking with the two occupants, Sgt. Day identified the driver as Kaden M. Wilson, 19 of Bedford and the passenger as Jackson T. Craig, 20, also of Bedford.  It was discovered the license plate affixed to the vehicle was not properly registered and belonged to a different automobile that Wilson owns.  In addition, the title produced for the vehicle was not signed or dated.

Sgt. Day asked for and was given consent to search the truck.  As Wilson exited, he gave consent to search his person as well.  He was found to be in possession of two bags of methamphetamine.

A further search revealed several items associated with drug use, such as a digital scales and multiple smoking devices (meth pipes).  Additionally, a wallet was found on the passenger side floorboard that contained the license and other belongings of Craig.  Inside the wallet, two small bags of methamphetamine and another bag of marijuana were discovered.  A loaded handgun belonging to Wilson was also found in the driver’s side door.


Kaden M. Wilson, 19 of Bedford, IN

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm (Level 5 Felony)
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Level 6 Felony)
  • Possession of Paraphernalia (C Misdemeanor)

Jackson T. Craig – 20 of Bedford, IN

  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felon)
  • Possession of Marijuana (B Misdemeanor)
  • Possession of Paraphernalia (C Misdemeanor)

Both were incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail.

Sgt. Day was assisted by Trp. Gabe Bault and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Tillett.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Bloomington District 33

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