(BEDFORD) – Indiana State Police Bloomington District A.C.E.S. continue their drug enforcement efforts in Lawrence County.
On Friday, Feb. 1 just before 9:30 p.m., Indiana State Police Sgt. Greg Day was participating in a criminal patrol with other A.C.E.S. Troopers when he observed a license plate violation on a 2002 Jeep Cherokee.
Sgt. Day conducted the traffic stop on Patton Hill Road, near State Road. During the course of the stop, Sgt. Day detected indicators of criminal activity and requested Trp. Richard Klun and his canine, Loki, to respond to the traffic stop.
Trooper Klun deployed Loki, who gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics in the Jeep.
Troopers located 4.8 ounces (135.5 grams) of methamphetamine, scales, baggies, and drug paraphernalia.
Trp. Klun arrested the driver, 31-year-old Joshua L. Conard, of Bloomington, on a Level 2 felony charge of dealing meth over 10 grams, a Level 3 felony charge of possession of meth over 28 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Conard was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail on $20,000 cash bond.
This drug seizure makes close to 1 pound of methamphetamine seized by the Indiana State Police DES and A.C.E.S. in a 10 day period.
Assisting Sgt. Day and Trp. Klun with this arrest was Troopers Zach Parker, Chance Humphrey, and Sam Wagner.
Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411. Your tip can remain anonymous and could save lives.