ISP: Traffic stop in S. Ind. leads to heroin arrest

ISP: Traffic stop in S. Ind. leads to heroin arrest

Joseph D. Powers was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail awaiting his first court appearance. He was charged with Dealing in Heroin, C Felony; Possession of Heroin, D Felony; False Informing, A Misdemeanor; Floyd County Arrest Warrant for Battery, (Two Counts); Harrison County Arrest Warrant for Operating While Intoxicated.

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by Jennifer Miranda

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 3:58 PM

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A man is arrested after Indiana State Police make a traffic stop at Spring Street and Silver Street on Thursday morning.

According to a news release, Joseph D. Powers, 41, was arrested for heroin and giving officers false information.

The report states that Powers, first gave police a fake name and date of birth. Through further investigation, Powers' real identity was discovered and was identified as a fugitive with two arrest warrants from Floyd County and one from Harrison County, Ind.

During the arrest, suspected heroin was found on Powers.

Powers is facing several charges including dealing in heroin and false informing.

The New Albany City Police Department assisted during this investigation.

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