Three people were arrested after a routine traffic stop early yesterday morning found a driver with a suspended license and methamphetamine in the vehicle.

Indiana State Police say 35-year-old Rector Worely of Indianapolis failed to signal for a left hand turn at the intersection of SW 1st and Sheridan Streets in Loogootee. After stopping the vehicle, police say it was determined that Worley was driving on a suspended license. Also during the stop, a trooper found a mason jar in the vehicle containing methamphetamine and several other items commonly associated with the use and making of meth.

Rector WorleyWorely and two passengers in the vehicle, 36-year-old Shirley Coker and 38-year-old Tawnya Stone, both of Loogootee, were arrested and lodged in the Martin County Jail.

With the information gathered during this traffic stop, state police also applied for and received warrants to search both Coker’s and Stones’ residences. At Stones’ residence in the 100 block of SW 3rd Street in Loogootee, police located methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernelia. Stone’s child was also at the residence and was turned over to other family members. At Coker’s residence on East North 1st Street just outside of Loogootee in Alfordsville, meth and precursors were located. The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to the scene to assist with collecting evidence and to insure that all present chemicals were safe.

Worley faces a Class D felony for maintaining a common nuisance, Class C felonies for possession of methamphetamine and dealing methamphetamine, andShirley Coker a Class A misdemeanor for possession of paraphernelia. Coker faces four charges from the traffic stop, which are a Class D felony for maintaining a common nuisance, Class C felonies for possession of methamphetamine and dealing Tawnya Stonemethamphetamine, and a Class A misdemeanor for possession of paraphernelia. She also faces four charges in Daviess County stemming from the search of her residence, which are a Class D felony for maintaining a common nuisance, a Class C felony for possession of methamphetamine, a Class B felony for possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and a Class A misdemeanor for possession of paraphernelia. Stone faces Class D felonies for maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of a dependent, a Class C felony for possession of methamphetamine, and two Class A misdemeanors for possession of paraphernelia.

Indiana State Police were assisted by the Martin County and Daviess County Sheriff’s Departments as well as the Shoals Police Department.