Driver, passenger charged for drugs and child in car

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Pike County, Ind. (WEHT) – Indiana State Police arrested two people over the weekend for allegedly driving impaired with a small child in the car. 

A trooper pulled over a car Sunday on I-69 in Pike County for speeding. As the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected the odor of raw marijuana.

The trooper said the driver identified as Taylor Merino, 22, of Henderson appeared to be impaired, but she refused to submit to a chemical test.

ISP says Elizabeth Stocker, 36, of Corydon, Ky. was sitting in the back seat with a 15-month-old child. 

The trooper also found meth, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia in the car. 
    
Merino was arrested and charged with possession of meth, driving while intoxicated with a passenger less than 18 years of age, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. 

Stocker was charged with neglect of a dependent, possession of synthetic marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

The Department of Child Services took custody of the child.

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(This story was originally published on May 20, 2019)

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