Terre Haute man arrested in Clinton after K-9 detects presence of narcotics

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Jared McClaskey.

CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A traffic stop Thursday in the Union Hospital Clinton parking lot resulted a narcotics arrest, Vermillion County Sheriff Mike Phelps reported.

While the suspect’s vehicle was pulled over by a deputy, K-9 Zeus alerted to the presence of narcotic odor coming from the vehicle. Jared McClaskey, 36, of Terre Haute, was arrested on charges of driving after being deemed a habitual traffic violator and unlawful possession of a syringe, both level 6 felonies.

McClaskey’s passenger, Amber McClaskey, 39, of Universal, was cited on scene for possession of marijuana with possible further charges being forwarded to the Vermillion County Prosecutor for review.

McClaskey was transported to the Vermillion County Jail, where he is being held on $10,000 cash bond. 

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