Traffic Stop Nets Meth, Two Vincennes Residents Arrested

(KNOX CO.) – Saturday night, at approximately 11 p.m., Trooper Brock Buchanan was patrolling in Vincennes when he stopped the driver of a 2004 GMC Yukon for disregarding a stop sign and a railroad crossing at College Avenue and North 10th Street.

Dustin Taylor

The driver was 37-year-old Dustin Taylor, of Vincennes.

Stephanie Leifheit

A passenger in the vehicle originally gave Trooper Buchanan false information on her identity, but she was eventually identified as 36-year-old Stephanie Leifheit, of Vincennes.

A Vincennes Police K-9 unit arrived to assist. Officers found more than 10 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Officers also discovered Leifheit was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Illinois.

Leifheit was also possessing a handgun without a permit and schedule one, two, three and four controlled substances.

Troopers determined Taylor was driving while impaired, but he refused to submit to a chemical test.

Taylor and Leifheit were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

Taylor is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated – refusal, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Leifheit is facing charges of false informing, possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of a controlled substance and the outstanding warrant out of Illinois.

The arresting officer was ISP Trooper Brock Buchanan. Assisting at the scene was Officer O’Brien and his K-9, Sara, of the Vincennes Police Department.