PIKE CO. – Monday, April 11th, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Indiana State Trooper Angermeier stopped the driver of a 2001 Dodge pickup truck for driving 97 mph on I-69 near the 45 mile-marker.
The driver was identified as Wesley Detalente, 41, and his passenger was identified as Joshua Jackson, 39, both from Washington.
Detalente was wanted on active warrants out of Vanderburgh County for probation violation and for possession of a syringe and drug paraphernalia.
During a search of the vehicle, officers found a glass smoking device with burnt white residue in the center console. The residue later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Officers also noticed the shifter knob was aftermarket and had a hidden compartment that contained a small amount of suspected methamphetamine. During a further search, officers located a container that was zip-tied to the frame of the truck. When officers opened the container, they discovered one used syringe, a smoking device with burnt residue, a package of 10 syringes, a baggie containing 11 Dilaudid pills, and a digital scale.
Detalente and Jackson were arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where they are currently being held on bond on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.