Multiple drugs found following I-70 traffic stop

Thursday, May 12, 2016

CLOVERDALE -- A relatively minor traffic stop of a westbound car on Interstate 70 in Putnam County Thursday afternoon has resulted in multiple illegal drugs and associated materials being confiscated by Indiana State Police officers.

Materials confiscated from a westbound car after a routine traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 in Putnam County.

At 2:10 p.m., ISP Trooper Yan Dravigne stopped a 2002 Honda passenger car for an unsafe lane movement and following too closely near the 46-mile marker of I-70, five miles east of Cloverdale.

During conversations with the driver and passenger that followed, Dravigne detected indicators of criminal activity, authorities said.

A subsequent search of the car yielded approximately two grams of methamphetamine; six glass pipes with methamphetamine residue; 329 counterfeit prescription drug pills; 140 syringes; digital scales; assorted drug paraphernalia and plastic bags consistent with illegal drug activity.

The two men were reportedly en route from Anderson to Oklahoma City.

Arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail were the driver, Alfred Hoffman, 59, Oklahoma City, and a passenger, Phillip Penrod, 32, Oklahoma City.

Both men are facing preliminary charges of:

-- Dealing in a counterfeit substance.

-- Possession of contraband legend drugs.

-- Possession of methamphetamine.

-- Possession of paraphernalia.

-- Possession of syringes.

Assisting at the scene were ISP Troopers James Wells and Matt Ames.

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