Three Arrested On Various Drug Charges In Vermillion County

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind –  Vermillion County Dispatch received a call from McClure’s Truck stop in Cayuga Tuesday morning around 6:30 a.m. about two men that had been in their store with possible medical problems.  One of the men had bloody gash on his head and the second with a damaged eye.  Both had left the business and headed south on SR 63 in a gold passenger car.  The caller was able to provide a plate number.

Deputies stopped the vehicle on SR 63 near Hillsdale. Police say that the driver had a revoked license out of California, and the rear passenger was wanted out of Vigo County for Auto Theft.  Further investigation led to the discovery of several hypodermic syringes, multiple pieces of paraphernalia, and other items associated with narcotic use.

It was found that the injuries that had been reported to the Sheriff’s Office were old injuries and that one was bleeding at the time of the stop.

Police arrested 33-year-old Aaron A. Knapps of Vaporsville, CA, 27-year-old James H. Grantham and 25-year-old Frederick O. Erskine both of Terre Haute.

Aaron A. Knapps


Knapps was charged with Driving while suspended/revoked, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance and has since been released after posting $10,000.00 bond.


James H. Grantham
Frederick O. Erskine


Both Frantham and Erskine are being held on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Unlawful Possession of a Syringe with bond set at $10.000.00.


Frantham will also be held on two active Vigo County Warrants on top of these charges.