Traffic Stop Nets Meth, Heroin, Marijuana

A southeastern Scott County man found himself in the Floyd County Jail after a traffic stop in New Albany uncovered a variety of drugs in his vehicle.

On July 7, Indiana State Police Trooper Nathan Teusch stopped on a red 1998 Toyota pickup on Charlestown Road in New Albany for illegal window tint and a broken windshield. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Keeth Lucas, 35, from New London Road near Lexington.

When Trooper Teusch ran the vehicle and driver information he discovered that the vehicle had false and fictitious registration plates and that Lucas’s driver’s license was suspended.

An inventory of the vehicle’s contents yielded over a half of a pound of crystallized methamphetamine, under three grams of heroin, two pharmaceutical controlled substances, marijuana, a glass smoking pipe and a set of digital scales, according to ISP Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

Lucas was incarcerated in Floyd County Jail charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun without a permit, and possession of paraphernalia, misdemeanor.