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Bloomington traffic stop leads to two arrests, seizure of meth and cash

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John Payne (left) and Nicole Ryan (right).

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (July 15, 2015)– A traffic stop in Bloomington led to two people being arrested, and more than 90 grams of methamphetamine being seized.

State Police Troopers performed a traffic stop at South Walnut Street and Winslow Road Tuesday. During the traffic stop, a certified narcotics detecting K-9 named Drogos gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics. After a search of the vehicle, more than 90 grams of crystal methamphetamine were recovered in this case. The street value of the drugs was more than $9,000.

John Payne, 45, of Bloomington and Nicole Ryan, 42, of Heltonville were arrested  on charges of dealing in methamphetamine (over 10 grams), and possession of methamphetamine (over 28 grams).  Both incarcerated in the Monroe County jail.

More than $7,000 was also seized during the traffic stop.