On June 3, a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in an area southwest of DeMotte for an expired license plate.
The driver was identified as Terry Eck, 52, from DeMotte. During the deputy’s contact with Eck, it was confirmed that Eck’s driver’s license was currently suspended and that he had two active warrants through Lake County, Indiana.
Since Eck had been taken into custody for his suspended driver’s license and warrants, a subsequent inventory of his vehicle found the following items: miscellaneous drug paraphernalia, a plastic bag containing a white powdery substance, a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance and multiple different pills/capsules. The plastic bag containing the powdery substance later tested positive as methamphetamine, the plastic bag containing a green leafy substance tested positive as marijuana and the pills/capsules were identified as that of a Schedule 4 and a Schedule 2 drug.
Eck was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center and incarcerated for the following charges:
• Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony)
• Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class A Misdemeanor)
• Possession of Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor)
• Driving While Suspended (Class A Misdemeanor)
• Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor)
Arrests and criminal charges are mere accusations. Every person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.