Traffic stop leads to seizure of 8.7 lbs of marijuana, two arrested

Jeffery Vincent Heather Rice

GIBSON CO, Ind (WEHT) Around 2:13 Friday morning, Sgt. John Fischer of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office witnessed a driver violating the left lane law on eastbound I-64 near mile marker 22.

After pulling the car over, Sgt. Fischer identified the driver as Jeffery Vincent, age 43, and his passenger Heather Rice, age 36, both of Edinburgh.

Sgt. Fischer says he became suspicious after speaking to the two individually and requested a K9 sent from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

When Deputy Brent Persinger arrived, his K9 indicated that there were drugs in the vehicle. A search of the car revealed 6.5 lbs of raw marijuana and 2.2 lbs of edibles containing THC. Methamphetamine and various drug paraphernalia were also recovered.

Vincent and Rice were both arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail. Both have been charged with dealing and possession.

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(This story was originally published on October 9, 2020)


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