Semi Driver Arrested after Cocaine and Marijuana Located in Semi

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8014 Highway 311 
Sellersburg, IN 47172

FOR RELEASE: Upon Receipt

Sgt. Jerry Goodin
Public Information Officer


DATE- February 20, 2018

Semi Driver Arrested after Cocaine and Marijuana Located in Semi

Floyd County-Today at approximately 1:00 pm, trooper Patrick Stinson from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg observed a semi-tractor and trailer traveling West on Interstate #64 near the 119 Mile Marker in Floyd County exceeding the posted speed limit. Trooper Stinson stopped the semi-tractor and trailer and while speaking with the driver, identified as Barry G. Phelps, 64, from Vicksburg, MS, he could smell an odor of burnt Marijuana coming from the semi-tractor. A subsequent search of the semi-tractor yielded a handgun, Cocaine, Marijuana and $7,060.00 Dollars in U. S. Currency.

Barry G. Phelps was arrested and charged with Possession of Cocaine, Dealing in Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, Operating while Intoxicated and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.

Barry G. Phelps was incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail.

Media Note-A photo of the items seized along with the arrested is attached to this news release


Sgt. Jerry D. Goodin

All Subjects are Innocent Until and Unless Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.


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