News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 7, 2013

Interstate stop leads to drug find, arrest of 2 from Indy

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Two Indianapolis residents were arrested after a traffic stop revealed about one-quarter pound of methamphetamine in a speeding car, police said.

Indiana State Police Trooper Mike Finney said he witnessed a silver 2001 BMW passenger car driving aggressively in the westbound lanes at about 10 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 70 near the 15-mile marker, about four miles east of Indiana 46. The vehicle was reportedly traveling about 90 mph and was following too closely and changing lanes without signaling, Finney said.

The trooper stopped the vehicle and determined that motorist Ricky Lee Roberts, 37, did not have a valid driver’s license, and that he and a passenger, Kyla Michelle Amick, 34, were not supposed to have the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle yielded about 5.5 ounces of methamphetamine, about one gram of marijuana and various drug paraphernalia in the glove box, police said.

Roberts and Amick were booked into the Vigo County Jail on charges of dealing methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. Roberts also faces charges of being a habitual traffic violator and a traffic violation of aggressive driving.

Both appeared in Vigo Superior Court 1 on Thursday where judge John Roach found probable cause for their arrests. Their bond is set at $75,000, and they are scheduled to return to court Wednesday for filing of formal charges.

Police estimated the street value of the methamphetamine at $7,500 to $10,000.

The vehicle will be returned to its owner. Police said Roberts and Amick had borrowed the car without the owner’s approval.