Speeding driver arrested on U.S. 231 for suspected meth
CLOVERDALE -- While patrolling southbound on U.S. 231 near County Road 700 South Monday night, Indiana State Police Trooper David Cox Jr. encountered a speeding northbound vehicle in southern Putnam County.
A Honda driven by Aaron D. Lydle, 25, North Salem, was clocked by Cox's radar at 69 mph in a 55-mph zone north of Cloverdale, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported.
A traffic stop was initiated at 6:50 p.m., and during conversations with the driver, Trooper Cox noticed several indicators of possible criminal activity.
Trooper Ian Portteus and K-9 partner Czar were summoned to the scene to conduct a free-air sniff around the vehicle. A positive indication for illegal drugs in or around the vehicle was given by Czar.
A search of the vehicle yielded a syringe with suspected methamphetamine inside the glove box and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Meanwhile, inside the driver's pants pockets and wallet were approximately 5.7 grams of suspected methamphetamine.
Lydle, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, was booked in on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringe and possession of paraphernalia.
Cloverdale Police Department Sgt. Charlie Hallam assisted at the scene.