Two Jasper County Sheriff’s deputies had to be treated at a hospital after inhaling heroin during a traffic stop. The deputies were decontaminated at the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.
The deputies pulled over 38-year-old Kenneth Baker and 46-year-old Earl Amos, both from Chicago. The traffic stop was on I- 65 Wednesday.
Officers said Baker tried to hide or get rid of a baggie and a powder inside the bag became airborne. It was later identified as heroin.
Baker and Amos were both arrested for conspiracy to deal heroin. Other charges were expected.
Baker is being held without bond at the Tippecanoe County Jail. Amos was released after processing due to an existing medical condition that requires treatment in the Chicago area.