ISP Seize Two Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop

(SCOTT CO.) – A traffic stop for speeding landed two Indianapolis residents in jail after Indiana State Troopers found two pounds of suspected methamphetamine in their possession. 

At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, Trooper Kyle Taylor from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg was patrolling on I-65 in Scott County. Trooper Taylor observed a Silver Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop, stopping the car on the northbound Austin exit.

Indiana State Police seize drugs, cash during a traffic stop

The driver, 39-year-old Derek Ellis, of Indianapolis, was wanted on a warrant out of Marion County. During his arrest, troopers found two pounds of meth and a small amount of marijuana.  

Derek Ellis

As a result of the investigation, Ellis, along with the passenger, 31-year-old Tyesha Bell, also of Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth and possession of marijuana.

Tyesha Bell

Sergeant John Cleveland and Trooper Cameron Collins assisted Trooper Taylor with the traffic stop and investigation.