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Three arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Whitley County

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 3:27 pm

Three men were arrested Tuesday in Whitley County on drug charges after state police made a routine traffic stop.

Indiana State Police report that Trooper Jacob Quick stopped a car about 2:40 p.m. on U.S. 30 at Whitley County Road 100 South. Quick reported that the driver and two passengers roused his suspicions through their behavior during the traffic stop, including providing false information concerning their identities.

Further investigation by Quick and Trooper Matt Teusch led to what police said was more than 50 grams of heroin, an unknown quantity of marijuana and what police described as “numerous narcotic pills.” One of the passengers also had federal arrest warrants issued for him for trafficking heroin, state police said.

Those arrested and preliminary charges are:

•Michael D. Yoha, 33, of Mansfield, Ohio, charged with possession of heroin or narcotic drug more than 3 grams, a Class C felony; and possession with intent to distribute, a Class B felony

•Vanness D. Oliver, 34 of Mansfield, Ohio, charged with possession of heroin or narcotic drug more than 3 grams, a Class C felony, and possession with intent to distribute, a Class B felony.

•Edward J. Jones, 35, from Chicago, charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; possession of marijuana, Class D felony; refusal to identify, a Class C misdemeanor; false informing, a Class B misdemeanor; and two active federal arrest warrants for trafficking heroin.