Lengthy investigation yields arrest and seizure of half-pound of meth in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE CO. – A lengthy investigation conducted by Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section (DES) detectives and troopers of the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S. concluded with an arrest for dealing methamphetamine and almost half a pound of meth seized.

Darrell Cox

The Indiana State Police obtained information that 56-year-old Darrell Cox, Taswell, was dealing large amounts of meth in multiple counties, including Lawrence County.

Using a wide range of investigative techniques, ISP was able to confirm the allegations.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 13th, Cox was located driving his 2006 Chevrolet truck southbound on State Road 37, south of Ingram Road, in excess of the posted speed limit.

Indiana State troopers and a Lawrence County Department Officer, and DES detectives were all in the area observing Cox. Indiana State Police Trooper Humphrey conducted a traffic stop and, after observing indicators of criminal activity, was assisted by the other officers.

Officer Micheal Williams deployed his canine, Flek, who gave a positive alert on Cox’s truck. A subsequent search of the truck resulted in discovering that Cox was in possession of more than 200 grams of meth (7 ounces), approximately 2 grams of cocaine, and multiple prescription pills.

At the conclusion of the investigation, Cox was incarcerated at the Lawrence County Jail for the following offense, dealing meth over 10 grams, possession of meth over 28 grams, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trooper. Caleb Garvin with the Bloomington District A.C.E.S. also assisted with the investigation. 

Indiana State Trooper Sgt. Day commended everyone for a job well done and was thankful for the seamless partnership within the agencies. 

“Dozens of behind-the-scenes investigation hours culminated in a successful and safe conclusion to this case. 

Multiple counties are safer today thanks to this arrest of this large-scale methamphetamine dealer.” said Day.

Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411.