Troopers say they found drugs, synthetic urine, in cab of truck driver who allegedly left crash scene

Indiana State Police (ISP) arrested a truck driver on multiple charges after a crash near Seymour over the weekend.

The incident began at approximately 10:30 a.m. on February 14 when an Indiana trooper noticed a semi truck parked along northbound I-65 at mile marker 53, just north of Seymour, Indiana.

“When Trp. Hunt arrived on the scene, the driver, Kendarius C. Poole, age 29, Riverdale, Georgia, indicated to Trp. Hunt that he just had flat tires that needed repaired and had not been involved in a crash. Trp. Hunt observed the vehicle had fresh damage from a recent crash. Trp. Korry Clark located fresh damage to a guardrail approximately two miles south that matched the damage to Poole’s truck and trailer,” ISP said in a news release.

As the investigation continued, ISP says that Trooper Hunt “obtained information that Poole was possibly in possession of marijuana” and called in a canine unit.

After the canine alerted to the presence of illegal drugs, troopers searched the truck and discovered suspected marijuana and synthetic urine.

Troopers obtained a search warrant to draw Poole’s blood for drug testing.

Poole was then arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Urine, Operating While Intoxicated, and Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail and is awaiting a court appearance in the Jackson County Superior Court,