Interstate traffic stop leads to major drug bust


Police arrested two men after a large quantity of methamphetamine was located during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 near Crothersville.

The incident began around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when Indiana State Police Trooper Randel Miller stopped a Chevrolet Impala going northbound near the 39-mile-marker just north of Crothersville. During the traffic stop, Miller became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place.

Miller’s K-9, Jinx, conducted a sweep of the exterior of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. During a search, troopers located a plastic bag containing more than 500 grams — more than a pound of suspected crystal methamphetamine.

The driver of the vehicle, Zachary D. Williams, 37, of Lafayette, provided Miller with a false name. The passenger in the vehicle, Mark A. Sneed, 39, of Louisville, Kentucky, also was found to be in possession of suspected marijuana.

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Both men were arrested and transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where they were incarcerated on numerous charges pending their initial appearances in Jackson Circuit Court.

Williams was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, false informing and identity theft. Sneed faces charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Miller was assisted by troopers Jason Hankins, Tia Hunt and Arturo Azcona and Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

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