TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Two Terre Haute women have been arrested after an expired license plate traffic stop led to police finding drugs in the vehicle.

According to Indiana State Police, at approximately 9:10 p.m. Thursday, a trooper pulled a passenger vehicle over along S. 8th Street near Putnam Avenue. A K9 indicated the presence of illegal drugs which led to police searching the vehicle.

Troopers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana (K2), prescription drugs, and paraphernalia. Troopers also believed the driver, Jennifer Hinote to be under the influence. Hinote refused to take a chemical test on the scene.

During the stop, Police say they discovered that the passenger, Ashley Waltermire, was in possession of methamphetamine as well as having an active warrant in Vigo County for possession.

Booking photos courtesy Vigo County Jail

Both Hinote and Waltermire were arrested, police have charged the two with the following:

Jennifer L. Hinote, 40, Terre Haute 

  • Dealing in methamphetamine, a level 5 felony
  • Possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony
  • Possession of a legend drug, a level 6 felony
  • Maintaining a common nuisance, a level 6 felony
  • Possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated (refusal), a class A misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license, a class C misdemeanor 

Ashley Waltermire, 32, Terre Haute

  • Possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance (warrant service), a level 6 felony
Image of drugs seized in arrest. Image courtesy ISP