In the morning hours of June 8, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of State Rd. 114 and County Rd. 850 W. for a traffic violation.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Brandon L. Bodhaine, 33, of Hobart, and his passengers identified as Thomas J. Lewandowski, 24, from East Chicago, and Abigail E. Ulm, 28, of Rensselaer. Ulm admitted to the deputy that she had an active warrant for her arrest and was immediately taken into custody. A search of her purse revealed that she had several hypodermic needles inside.

One of Jasper County’s K-9’s (Alfa) and handler responded to the scene and completed a drug sweep around the vehicle. K-9 Alfa alerted on the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was completed. Under the driver’s seat were two marijuana smoking devices that field tested positive for marijuana inside and under the dash between the center console and the dash was a clear and white in color smoking device used for smoking methamphetamine. This field tested positive for methamphetamines.

Bodhaine and Lewandowski were both taken into custody at this time.

All three people were transported to the Jasper County Detention Center and incarcerated for the following charges:

Brandon L. Bodhaine

• Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)

• Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

• Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

Thomas J. Lewandowski

• Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)

• Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)

• Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)

Abigail E. Ulm

• Possession of Hypodermic Needle (Level 6 Felony)

• Active Warrant

Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.