Traffic stop on I-64 leads to Perry County meth lab

Posted: August 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Two people were jailed Monday night after a traffic stop on Interstate 64 led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in Perry County.

According to Indiana State Police, a K-9 unit discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, several controlled substances and a handgun after police stopped 37-year-old Mark A. Casper of St. Croix, Ind., for an unsafe lane movement while traveling west near the 85 mile marker of I-64 in Crawford County about 9:45 p.m. (EDT).

Casper, and his passenger Pamela D. Brian, 47, of Louisville Ky., were arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail.

Troopers also executed a search warrant for Casper’s home, located at 11448 Odyssey Road in St. Croix, where they found a methamphetamine lab as well as more methamphetamine, marijuana and controlled substances. Troopers also reported seized 12 handguns from the residence.

Casper and Brian are preliminarily charged with dealing and possessing methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia and a controlled substance. Casper also faces charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a firearm by a felon. Brian faces additional preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance.—ev_statepolicestop/

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