Traffic stop for 90 mph yields three drug arrests

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Contraband confiscated in I-70 traffic stop Tuesday morning in Putnam County.

CLOVERDALE -- Stopping a car for speeding on Interstate 70 in Putnam County Tuesday morning resulted in drug-related arrests of three Kentucky suspects, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported.

Tuesday morning at 10:15, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne stopped a blue 2003 Pontiac car for traveling 90 mph in a 70-mph zone of eastbound I-70 near the 37-mile marker, four miles west of Cloverdale.

During conversations with the driver and his passengers, Trooper Dravigne reportedly noticed several indicators of possible criminal activity.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department Capt. Dwight Simmons and K-9 partner Beau arrived on the scene to assist and Beau gave a positive alert to the odor of illegal drugs.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded three bags of synthetic drugs (K-2 or Spice), less than one gram of methamphetamine, two Schedule IV controlled substance pills, seven syringes, scales and other paraphernalia.

Arrested were the driver, Robert Moss, 33, and two passengers, Ashley Cavitt, 24, and Charles Rodgers, 23, all of Paducah, Ky.

Incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail., all three are facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug and possession of syringe.

The trio was reportedly traveling from Paducah to Chicago.

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