According to Brazil Police Department officials, at approximately 12:32 a.m., Tuesday, Patrolman Elliott Mullinix conducted the traffic stop on a white 1997 Chevrolet Blazer in the area of Washington and Church streets, Brazil.
According to a press release, Mullinix made the stop after he observed "some equipment violations on the vehicle."
Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Mackenzie Watson, 24, and Kali Rugenstein, 27, both of Brazil.
Following the traffic stop, Mullinix contacted K9 officer Robert VanBuren and patrolman Jeremy Mace for assistance.
Burnham was arrested for False Information and was also found to have a parole warrant through the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Officers then began a search of the vehicle and located 37.3 grams of crystal methamphetamine inside, along with syringes and other drug paraphernalia.
Both Watson and Rugenstein were arrested and preliminarily charged with Visiting a Common Nuisance (a class B misdemeanor). Both were taken to the Clay County Justice Center and held on $3,000 bonds, with no 10 percent allowed.
Burnham was preliminarily charged with Dealing Methamphetamine (a class B felony), Possession of Methamphetamine Over 3 Grams (a class C felony), Maintaining a Common Nuisance (a class D felony), False Informing (a class B misdemeanor), Possession of Reckless Paraphernalia (a class A misdemeanor), and Driving While Suspended (a class A infraction).
He was taken to the Clay County Justice Center and held on a $25,000 bond, with no 10 percent allowed.