Jeffersonville police seize heroin, meth, cash during traffic stop
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Police in Jeffersonville arrested a drug suspect after officers say they found drugs and cash during a traffic stop on Monday.
According to a news release the Jeffersonville Police Department Drug Investigation Unit (DIU) was conducting a drug investigation after receiving information that 32-year-old Jordan Furnish was trafficking drugs in and around Jeffersonville.
As a result of the investigation, Furnish was pulled over on Oct. 26.
Police say during the traffic stop, they found approximately 86.5 grams of heroin, 20.7 grams of methamphetamine and $5,000 in cash as well as paraphernalia.
"Anytime you get excess ounces in this area on this side of the bridge, it's a substantial blow to the drug culture,” said Sgt. Isaac Parker, JPD.
After the traffic stop, investigators got a warrant to search Furnish's residence, located at 2800 block of Blackiston Mill Road in Clarksville, with the assistance of Clarksville police.
During that search, investigators found more drug paraphernalia as well as more than 176 grams of heroin and cocaine, according to the release.
“Anytime we can remove illegal narcotics inparticular heroin, meth, your more hard core type drugs, it's definitely significant whether it's this quantity or a lesser quantity it's definitely significant to the community,” Sgt. Parker told WDRB.
Furnish now faces several charges, including dealing in cocaine or narcotic drugs, dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement and driving while suspended.
This isn't the first time Furnish has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested on similar charges in 2011 and 2013.
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