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Jeffersonville woman, New Albany man arrested on drug possession charges

During a traffic stop, an Indiana State Trooper, Clarksville Police officer and his K9 partner found a pellet gun, drugs and counterfeit money.
Credit: Indiana State Police

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. — Two people were arrested after a traffic stop in Clarksville led to officers discovering large amounts of drugs, a pellet gun disguised as a revolver and counterfeit money.

Around midnight on Wednesday, Indiana State Trooper Brandon Love stopped a gray Pontiac on Eastern Boulevard near I-65 for having a light out and plates that belonged to the wrong car.

During the traffic stop, Trooper Love identified the driver as Jennifer Collman, 42, of Jeffersonville and the passenger as Ben Davis, 60, of New Albany.

Trooper Love then requested the assistance of Clarksville Police Officer Purlee and his K9 partner, "Dozer".

Dozer-The-Dog alerted officers to the vehicle, the K9 signaling it smelled drugs in the car.

A search of the car, Collman and Davis uncovered the following:

  • Approximately 74 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • Over 9 grams of suspected cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Digital scales
  • Glass smoking pipes
  • Pills
  • Suspected counterfeit money
  • A pellet gun that had the appearance of a revolver-style handgun

Both Collman and Davis were arrested and taken to the Clark County Jail.

Ben Davis was charged with the following:

  • Dealing in methamphetamine – Level 2 felony
  • Dealing in cocaine – Level 3 felony
  • Dealing in marijuana – Level 6 felony
  • Possession of methamphetamine – Level 3 felony
  • Possession of cocaine – Level 5 felony
  • Possession of counterfeit money – Level 6 felony
  • Possession of a legend drug – Level 6 felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance – A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of marijuana – B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of paraphernalia – C Misdemeanor

Jennifer Collman was charged with the following:

  • Possession of marijuana – B Misdemeanor

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