Man arrested after troopers find 2 pounds of meth

Sullivan County –  A Farmersburg man was arrested Tuesday night, after an Indiana State Trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding.

Trooper Justin Bell was patrolling in the area of US 41 and County Road 1125 North when he stopped the driver of a pickup truck, identified as 70-year-old Terry L. Frakes of Farmersburg, Indiana, for exceeding the posted speed limit. 

Terry Frakes

The Jasonville Police Department was requested for assistance with a canine during the traffic stop. Canine Blitz alerted Officers to potential drugs in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered Frakes was in possession of illegal contraband.

Frakes then gave consent for his residence to be searched.  During the course of his residence being searched officers discovered two pounds (900 grams) of methamphetamine, digital scales, US currency and drug paraphernalia.  Frakes was arrested and taken into custody and transported to the Sullivan County jail where he is currently detained. 

Bag officers seized during arrest

An average dose of methamphetamine ranges between ¼ gram and 1 gram, Frakes had enough methamphetamine to distribute between 900 to 3,600 doses.  

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