Milroy Man arrested following traffic stop on I-74 in Dearborn County

April 12, 2021, a 46 year old Rush County, Indiana man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on I-74 in northern Dearborn County, Indiana. The investigation began shortly after 11:30 am, when Senior Trooper Randel Miller stopped a 2001 BMW westbound on I-74 near the 165 mile marker in Dearborn County after he observed multiple traffic violations.  During the encounter with the occupants of the vehicle, S/Trp. Miller became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place.  S/Trp. Miller deployed his drug detection K-9 Jinx, who alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, troopers located approximately seven grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl concealed in a hidden area in the trunk of the vehicle.  A syringe and additional drug paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle.  The driver/registered owner of the vehicle, Brian J. Hillebrand, age 46, Milroy, Indiana was arrested on allegations involving Possession of a Narcotic Drug, over 5 grams, Level 5 felony, Possession of Syringe, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor.  A female passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.  Hillebrand was incarcerated in the Dearborn County Jail pending his initial appearance in court. S/Trp. Miller was assisted at the scene by Master Trooper James Wells.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles. Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Photo of Brian J. Hillebrand  

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