(CLARK CO.) – On Sunday, November 8, 2020, troopers with the Indiana State Police-Versailles All Crimes Policing Team conducted a traffic stop in Clark County, Indiana that resulted in the driver being arrested on numerous charges while his two children were in the vehicle.
The investigation began when troopers stopped a 2011 Hyundai passenger car on I-65 Northbound near Memphis, Indiana for a traffic infraction. During the traffic stop, troopers observed the driver of the vehicle, Rex L. White Jr., age 26, Louisville, Kentucky, attempt to dispose of a white substance, believed to be methamphetamine. White attempted to flee from the troopers while being taken into custody even though his two daughters, ages 5 and 7, remained in the vehicle.
After his arrest, troopers located approximately five ounces of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, controlled substances, and a handgun were also located in his possession.
White was arrested on numerous preliminary charges including dealing methamphetamine, neglect of a dependent, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruction of justice, and trafficking with an inmate.
White was incarcerated in the Clark County Jail pending an initial appearance in court.
The Indiana Department of Child Services responded and assisted in returning White’s children to a family member.