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Semi Driver Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, Arrested in Toll Road Crash

Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/01/2017 09:48 AM EDT

LaPorte County, IN – On May 30, 2017, Indiana State Troopers were sent to investigate a crash eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road, near the Michigan City exit. When Troopers got there they soon found that there were two crashes and not just one.

Trooper Tim McCormick began to investigate the second crash which involved a semi and a red Toyota. The red Toyota had been involved in the original crash when the semi tried to drive around the original crash and hit the Toyota. While Trooper McCormick talked to the driver of the semi, Alex Galperin, 41, of Wheeling, IL, he smelled the odor of marijuana. After searching the semi, Trooper McCormick found a container of suspected marijuana with a label from a marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Also in the semi were several unopened containers of alcohol. It is against Federal Motor Carrier Rules for alcohol, opened or unopened, to be in a commercial motor vehicle.

Galperin was arrested for preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and taken to the Laporte County Jail. He was also cited for several commercial motor vehicle violations.

Persons arrested or named as a suspect are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Timothy Wilson, 35, and Lindsey Jones, 31, both of Richmond, Arrested For Drug Possession

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7:33 AM

Wayne County – A Richmond couple were arrested last evening on Felony Drug Charges after the car they were driving was stopped for an equipment violation. At about 9:20 p.m. last evening trooper J.T. Burns was sitting on I-70 at the 139-mile marker, just past the Cambridge City exit, when he noticed a tan Buick driving by eastbound with a driver’s side headlight out.

Burns stopped the car to let the driver know he had a headlight out. The male driver, Timothy Wilson, age 35 of Richmond, told Burns that he and his female passenger, Lindsey Jones, age 31 of Richmond, had been living out of their car. Hagerstown Officer Ryan Clarke was summoned to the scene with his K-9 partner to do an open air sniff search of the vehicle.

The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Cambridge City Officer Aaron Crawford and Trooper Josh Bayly arrived to assist in a search. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of Syringes, a small bag of Heroin and Marijuana. Lindsey Jones was also found to have Crystal Methamphetamine hidden on her person.

Wilson and Jones were arrested and charged with Possession of a Narcotic, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Syringe, all three level 6 felony charges. In addition, they were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. They were both lodged in the Wayne County Jail. Anyone with information about illegal drug activity may call the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Border Patrol Agents Discover Over 67 Pounds of Marijuana Concealed in a Funeral Hearse

TUCSON, Ariz. – Willcox Border Patrol Agents, from the State Route (SR) 80 Immigration Checkpoint near Tombstone, stopped a vehicle attempting to avoid the immigration checkpoint and found more than 67 pounds of marijuana concealed within a coffin in the hearse.

Early Saturday evening, agents working near the immigration checkpoint noticed a white hearse traveling south towards Tombstone. A while later, agents observed the same hearse traveling north and turning west before reaching the SR 80 Immigration Checkpoint. Upon further investigation of the vehicle, agents conducted an immigration vehicle stop. After several inconsistencies from the driver, consent was requested and granted to allow a canine to perform a “sniff” of the vehicle. Border Patrol canine unit was requested and arrived to the location of the stop and the canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect.

A search of the vehicle revealed multiple bricks of marijuana worth over $33K.

The vehicle and drugs were seized and the 28 year-old-male driver was arrested and is being processed per Tucson Sector guidelines for contraband smuggling.

SOURCE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Kayla Crawford, 19, Louisville, Arrested for Meth, Pot and Allegedly Biting an Officer

Monday, May 1, 2017, 5:16 PM

Shortly after 10:00 this morning, Floyd County Dispatch received a report of a physical domestic disturbance on Interstate 64, near exit 119, and Indiana Conservation Officer Paul Crockett was nearby. Officer Crockett observed Crawford walking barefoot into oncoming interstate traffic, and she fled upon his commands to stop.

A foot pursuit ensued, and upon apprehension, Kayla Crawford allegedly bit a Milltown Police Officer, who had arrived to assist. After Crawford was taken into custody, she was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, multiple prescription pills, and marijuana.

Kayla Crawford, 19, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

Crawford was arrested and incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail -The other party involved in the domestic disturbance was not located at the scene. Assisting agencies included Milltown Police, Indiana State Police, and New Albany Police.

All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Four Arrested in Wayne County for Meth Possession

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:43 PM

Wayne County – Last evening around 8:50 p.m. Trooper J.T. Burns was westbound on Pottershop Rd., just east of the town of Abington, when he noticed the car in front of him didn’t slow down when they entered a posted 40 M.P.H. speed limit. Burns stopped the car as it entered Abington.

After speaking with the driver, Chastity Pitcher, age 43 of Connersville, Burns became suspicious. Trooper Steven Tipton was nearby and came to assist Burns. Chastity Pitcher was found to be driving while suspended, and further investigation turned up suspected Methamphetamine and Marijuana in the vehicle.

The troopers arrested Pitcher, along with passengers Ted Durham, age 46 of Connersville, Randy Jackson, age 46 of Connersville and Khylier Javon Childress-Shelby, age 20 also of Connersville, charging them with Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. All four were lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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Four Arrested in Wayne County for Meth Possession

Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:43 PM

Wayne County – Last evening around 8:50 p.m. Trooper J.T. Burns was westbound on Pottershop Rd., just east of the town of Abington, when he noticed the car in front of him didn’t slow down when they entered a posted 40 M.P.H. speed limit. Burns stopped the car as it entered Abington.

After speaking with the driver, Chastity Pitcher, age 43 of Connersville, Burns became suspicious. Trooper Steven Tipton was nearby and came to assist Burns. Chastity Pitcher was found to be driving while suspended, and further investigation turned up suspected Methamphetamine and Marijuana in the vehicle.

The troopers arrested Pitcher, along with passengers Ted Durham, age 46 of Connersville, Randy Jackson, age 46 of Connersville and Khylier Javon Childress-Shelby, age 20 also of Connersville, charging them with Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony, and Possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor. All four were lodged in the Wayne County Jail.

Anyone with information about illegal drug use is encouraged to call the Pendleton Post at 1-800-527-4752, or the Indiana State Police Drug Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Tips can be made and kept anonymous. The Indiana Meth Investigation System or IMIS can also take tips on meth labs. Just go to www.meth.in.gov and click on the “Report Suspected Meth Activity” Link.

All Suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Pendleton District 51

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