ISP: Traffic stop nets over 10 grams of meth


KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – More than 10 grams of meth is off the streets following a traffic stop in Vincennes.

A trooper with the Indiana State Police stopped an SUV for driving through a stop sign and disregarding a railroad crossing at College Ave. and North 10th St. late Saturday night.

According to ISP, the passenger, later identified as 36-year-old Stephanie Leifheit, gave them a false name, but the trooper was able to identify her. The driver was identified as 37-year-old Dustin Taylor.

A K9 arrived to help. Officers said they found over 10 grams of meth, a small amount of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Officers also said Leifheit had an outstanding warrant out of Illinois. ISP said Leifheit had a handgun without a permit and schedule I, II, III, and IV controlled substances.

An investigation revealed Taylor was driving while impaired, but he refused to do a chemical test.

The duo was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail, where they’re still being held on bond.

Taylor is charged with driving while intoxicated – refusal, possession of meth, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Leifheit is charged with false informing, possession of a handgun without a permit, possession of a controlled substance, and outstanding warrant – Illinois.

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(This story was originally published on November 25, 2019)

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