Traffic stop leads to the discovery of meth and false informing

VIGO CO – At approximately 10:45 p.m., on December 30, 2021, Trooper Brad Fyfe was patrolling near US 41 and Poplar Street, when he stopped a passenger vehicle for an equipment violation.  The driver stated that he did not have his driver’s license in his possession yet gave a verbal identification to Trooper Fyfe.  Suspicious activity was detected, and the driver was then asked to exit the vehicle. 

Camron J. Banghart

Upon stepping out of the vehicle, the driver was then positively identified as Camron J. Banghart, 27, of Terre Haute, through an Indiana identification card that was located in his back pocket.  It was evident that Banghart had earlier provided false information in regard to his identification to Trooper Fyfe.  A records check revealed that Banghart had two active warrants for his arrest out of Vigo County.  

Trooper Fyfe then retrieved his canine partner Jett.  Jett indicated an alert on the vehicle.  A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Banghart was in possession of methamphetamine.  Banghart was taken into custody and transported to the Vigo County Jail where he is currently being detained.  

Banghart is facing the following charges:

  • Possession of methamphetamine, Felony, 6
  • False informing, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of methamphetamine (Vigo County warrant), Felony 6
  • Resisting law enforcement (Vigo County warrant), Class A Misdemeanor