Pharos-Tribune

December 6, 2012

Traffic stop leads to arrest of mayor's son

by Caitlin Huston
Pharos-Tribune

MONTICELLO — An earlier version online incorrectly stated Franklin's age. He is 31.

Jeremy Franklin, the son of Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin, was arrested Wednesday after police reported finding three pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

Franklin, 31,  was the driver of a silver 2001 Oldsmobile and was pulled over at 10 p.m. on U.S. 24 east of Monticello for  speeding, according to a press release from the Lafayette post of the Indiana State Police. Reports indicate a Monticello police dog detected the presence of marijuana and other narcotics, and Franklin and his passenger, 28-year-old Edward R. Prince of Logansport, were arrested.

Both Franklin and Prince face the class D felonies of dealing in a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

Trooper Tyler Stinson of the Indiana State Police Lafayette Post pulled Franklin over and was later assisted by Monticello Police K-9 Officer Tony Stroup.

The investigation is ongoing.

Franklin is awaiting trial in Cass County on charges on charges of possession and dealing in marijuana. He had been arrested in April after a drug buy involving a confidential informant .

Pick up Friday's edition of the Pharos-Tribune for additional details and reaction to Wednesday's arrest.