Wisconsin man arrested on drug charges after troopers stop his vehicle for speeding

GIBSON COUNTY – On Friday evening, an Indiana State Trooper Friday evening was patrolling US-41 north of Princeton, when he stopped a driver of a Chevrolet Avalanche for driving 79 mph in the posted 60 mph zone. 

During the traffic stop, troopers detected the odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Arthur Thomas, 56, of Milwaukee, WI stepped out of the vehicle, and troopers located numerous baggies containing a total of 171 grams of marijuana.

Arthur Thomas

Troopers also found a pill bottle containing suspected cocaine, a pill bottle containing 24 Oxycontin pills, and a Ruger LCP .380 caliber pistol. Further investigation revealed the pistol had been reported stolen from Wisconsin and Thomas was driving without ever receiving a valid driver’s license. 

Thomas was arrested on charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a stolen handgun, possession of Cocaine, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a driver’s license, and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.