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Troopers find meth, pot, & cocaine in semi during weigh station inspection


A truck driver is facing multiple charges after troopers reportedly discovered a cache of drugs and paraphernalia inside his semi during an inspection in Indiana on Tuesday.

Illinois-based truck driver Edward R. Evans, 50, has been arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and possession of paraphernalia.

According to Indiana State Police (ISP), Evans pulled into the I-70 Terre Haute scales shortly before 4 p.m. on February 9 for a Level I inspection.

During the inspection, troopers say that “suspicious activity was immediately detected,” triggering a search of the truck.

Troopers discovered methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia inside the semi.

ISP says that Evans showed signs of impairment and failed a sobriety test. He refused to submit to a chemical test.

Evans was placed under arrest and transported to the Vigo County Jail, where he was held without bond.


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