Two arrested after fentanyl found during Jennings traffic stop

Two men are facing drug-related charges after a traffic stop Thursday in Jennings County.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy noticed a vehicle with an invalid registration in Vernon and pulled the vehicle over.

After interacting with the two people in the vehicle and suspecting illegal activity, a police dog was brought to the scene who alerted to the smell of narcotics in the vehicle. A search by police recovered 16 grams of fentanyl and several other controlled substances.

52-year-old John J. Meisberger of Butlerville, and 49-year-old Cecil Ernstes of Hayden were taken into custody. They are facing charges of dealing in a narcotic and for possessing the narcotic and a controlled substance.