Police: Man found with drugs suspected of dealing

Police: Man found with drugs suspected of dealing

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man was arrested this week on suspicion of dealing heroin and narcotic drugs after police found about 15 grams of drugs in his car during a traffic stop, according to court documents.

Georden Easter, 24, is in the Hancock County Jail on $30,000 cash bond. He faces felony charges of dealing narcotics and possession of narcotics, along with two misdemeanors.

Easter was pulled over Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 70 after his license plate number revealed the driver had a suspended license, court documents state. Officers smelled marijuana when they approached the car to speak with Easter and spotted a bag of 5 grams of narcotic drugs lying on the floor of the car, court documents state.

Easter was arrested, and police searched the car further. They discovered about 10 grams of heroin and a handgun Easter was not licensed to carry, court documents state.

Because of the way the heroin was packaged, police suspected Easter was planning to sell the drugs, court documents state.

Easter now faces a Level 2 felony charge of dealing narcotics; a Level 4 felony charge of possession of narcotics; and misdemeanor charges of driving while suspended and carrying an handgun without a license.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.