TIPPECANOE CO. – Tuesday just after 7:30 p.m., Trooper Decker was patrolling Interstate 65 near the 168-mile marker. Trooper Decker stopped a 2018 Dodge Charger for traveling southbound at 94 mph in a 65-mph zone.
The driver was identified to be George McEwen, 41, from Indianapolis. While Trooper Decker was speaking to McEwen, he purportedly smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the Charger. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, Trooper Decker located approximately 2 ounces of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.
Further investigation revealed McEwen showed signs of impairment and failed the field sobriety test. McEwen was given a certified test, and those results are pending. McEwan was transported to Tippecanoe County Jail on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of a handgun without a license, possession of marijuana, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Trooper Decker was assisted on the scene by Trooper Miramontes.