Two arrests made in Martin County during traffic stop after several bags of methamphetamine located

Items recovered during traffic stop. (Photo provided by Martin County Sheriff's Office)
Items recovered during traffic stop. (Photo provided by Martin County Sheriff's Office)

MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – During a traffic stop in Loogootee police arrested two after several bags of methamphetamine were found along with several other drug related items.

The traffic stop was around 8:40 p.m. on Oct. 27 near the intersection of Broadway Street and Industrial Street in Loogootee.

A K9 was requested and gave a positive indication for narcotics near the driver’s door. The driver was identified as Kyle Kelly and a passenger was identified as Eric King. King told police that he was in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and he told them that he had two knives on him.

While officers were searching King, additional bags of suspected methamphetamine fell out of his pant leg.

When police went to place King in custody, he began to resist and pull away from officers. Officers told King he would be Tased if he continued to resist. That is when King’forcefully jerked away’ and attempted to grab the bags of suspected methamphetamine. He took off which is when officers used their Taser.

Again, as officers were trying to place King in custody, “…he continued to resist and grab at his chest area where he possessed his knife with his left hand.”  As soon as officers were able to place King in custody they provided treatment and called EMS and first responders for any injuries he sustained.

“While EMS was attempting to treat King, he kicked at medical personnel and attempted to get up several times in a combative manner. King spit blood at officers and EMS personnel while they treated him,” the press release stated.

A total of six bags of methamphetamine weighing 9 grams, hypodermic needles, paraphernalia and marijuana were located on King, as well as two knives and a handcuff key.

Eric Kings is currently being held in the Martin County Security Center with no bond for possession of methamphetamine, dealing methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, visiting a common nuisance and battery by bodily waste on a public safety official.

Kyle Kelly is currently being held in the Martin County Security Center with no bond for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.