North Vernon teen arrested on marijuana charges

Todd Madden, II; photo courtesy of North Vernon Police Dept.

A Jennings County teen was arrested on drug charges over the weekend after a traffic stop. Sgt. Andrew Richmond, spokesman for the North Vernon police Department, says that at 11:43 p.m. on Saturday, Officer Kyle Hall reported seeing a vehicle speeding on South State Street. He initiated a traffic stop and spoke with the driver, 18-year-old Todd Madden, II, of North Vernon.

While speaking with Madden, Officer Hall reported the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle allegedly resulted in the discovery of 154 grams of marijuana in multiple packages, along with digital scales and a hollowed out book with a hiding place in the center. Madden also allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

Madden was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.