Traffic stop leads to 3 drug arrests

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HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Three were arrested early Tuesday morning after drugs and cash were discovered during an Interstate 70 traffic stop in Henry County.

Indiana State Police say the driver, 27-year-old Michael James, of Indianapolis, was driving westbound at 94 mph when he was pulled over for speeding around 1 a.m. After talking to James and the others inside the car, the ticketing trooper called in a K-9 unit to search the vehicle for contraband, according to a news release.

The K-9 unit and ISP discovered narcotics in the car, including a half kilogram of cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of heroin, according to ISP. Troopers say they also found a loaded handgun and $3,800 cash.

ISP arrested James and his passengers, 23-year-old Morgan Paige Watters, of Indianapolis, and 34-year-old Miguel Hiarmes, of Edinburg, Texas, on preliminary charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. James also faces charges of heroin possession and driving with a suspended license.

All three have been booked into Henry County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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