- Thursday November 7th, 2013 :: 10:17 a.m. EST
Traffic Stop Yields Nearly Quarter Pound of Methamphetamine
Vigo County—On Wednesday evening at 10:00, Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Finney was patrolling Interstate 70 around the 15 mile marker, when he witnessed a silver 2001 BMW passenger car driving aggressively in the westbound lanes. The vehicle was following too closely, changing lanes without signaling and traveling approximately 90 miles-per-hour.
Trooper Finney stopped the vehicle and through his investigation determined the male driver did not have a valid driver’s license and he and his female friend were not supposed to have the vehicle. A search of the BMW yielded approximately 5.5 ounces of methamphetamine, approximately one gram of marijuana, and various items of drug paraphernalia in the glove box. The driver and passenger were incarcerated in the Vigo County Jail on $75,000 bond each. The vehicle was towed and will be returned to the rightful owner. The occupants had borrowed the vehicle from another person without the approval of the owner.
Arrested Driver: Ricky Lee Roberts, age 37, of Indianapolis, IN.
Charges: Dealing Methamphetamine, Felony; Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor;
Habitual Traffic Violator, Felony; Traffic Violation of Aggressive Driving.
Arrested Passenger: Kyla Michelle Amick, age 34, of Indianapolis, IN.
Charges: Dealing Methamphetamine, Felony and Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor
The estimated street value of the methamphetamine, depending on its purity analysis from the ISP Laboratory, is $7,500 to $10,000.
Assisting with the traffic stop were Troopers David Petrowski and Jonathan Cumbie.
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Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Sergeant Joe Watts
Indiana State Police-Putnamville District 53-Putnamville, IN
1927 U.S. 40
Greencastle, IN 46135