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Jury finds Evansville man guilty after deputies said traffic stop nets heroin, cocaine, and meth

Kevin Shawn Carter was found guilty after that December 2016 traffic stop.

EVANSVILLE (WEHT) - A Vanderburgh County Circuit Court jury found 40-year-old Kevin Shawn Carter guilty, after a December 2016 traffic stop.

The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office said that stop netted 226 grams of meth, 2.36 grams of cocaine, and 30 grams of heroin.

The jury found Kevin Shawn Carter guilty of:
·         Dealing in methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony)
·         Dealing in a narcotic drug (Level 2 Felony)
The prosecutor's office said that Carter and a co-defendant in this case were pulled over by Vanderburgh County sheriff’s deputies in December of 2016 for swerving out of their lane. 

Several minutes later, deputies said they located a fast food bag inside the vehicle with narcotics that tested positive for methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.  
During the two-day trial, Vanderburgh County Deputy Prosecutor Heath Tuley presented several pieces of evidence from the December 2016 traffic stop, including testimony from the law enforcement officers on scene that night.
The prosecutor's office said after the verdict, Carter admitted to being a habitual offender, which adds additional time to his sentencing. 

Carter is facing 16-50 years at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 24, 2017)

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