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Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Alfred Sanders
A traffic stop led to the arrests of two Terre Haute adults on drug allegations.

Maria Hutchins
Although information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department is sketchy at this time due to the ongoing investigation, officials confirmed Alfred S. Sanders, 20, Maria A. Hutchins, 31, both of Terre Haute, were taken into custody around 3:30 a.m., Wednesday.

An unidentified juvenile was also taken into custody at the time of the incident. Further information is unavailable regarding the juvenile involved in the matter.

According to officials, the traffic stop occurred on a rural county road after the driver of the vehicle allegedly turned off the headlights when a CCSD patrol car passed by.

During the subsequent traffic stop, the sheriff's deputy discovered the couple was in possession of anhydrous ammonia, an illegal precursor used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The couple were taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center for booking.

Sanders and Hutchins were both preliminarily charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams, anhydrous ammonia possession/intent, theft and criminal mischief, while Hutchins was also charged with resisting law enforcement.

Both were incarcerated on $7,000 cash bonds (with no 10 percent allowed) to await formal court proceedings per the court calendar.

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What a rude remark, I hope it makes you feel better about yourself. Thank you Mr. Policeman for making our streets a little safer for our grandchildren. Hopefully we will never see any of our kids pictures in here. This is a mean drug and I will pray these kids get some help.

-- Posted by mamawpam on Thu, Dec 16, 2010, at 7:48 PM

I'm glad our Sheriff's Department is out there doing their part to try to take care of the meth problem. As far as it not being heroic, I'm sure dealing with meth users/makers on a rural country road is far braver than things most of us do on a regular basis. Meth makes people crazy and dangerous, every one of them off the streets make things safer. Keep up the good work.

-- Posted by snow on Sat, Dec 18, 2010, at 2:05 PM

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