Traffic stop yields items stolen from department stores
An Oklahoma man was arrested Monday evening after a traffic stop revealed him to be in possession of methamphetamine as well as multiple stolen items.
At 6:05 p.m., Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne and Probationary Trooper David Cox Jr. stopped a Ford Focus for driving left of center and excessive window tint on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 36-mile marker.
During conversation with the nervous driver, Dravigne noticed indicators of possible criminal activity.
Further investigation and search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale containing small amounts of methamphetamine, several new power tools, electronics, video games, clothing items and a security tag removal tool used by department stores.
The items are believed to be stolen from various department stores around the country and then sold by the driver at various pawn shops. Estimated value of the recovered items was $3,000.
The driver, 30-year-old Justin Keeney, was taken to the Putnam County Jail and booked in on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and theft/possession of stolen property.