Traffic stop in Scott County leads to arrest for meth possession

Traffic stop in Scott County leads to arrest for meth possession
Derek Ellis, 39, and Tyesha Bell, 31, have been arrested after troopers find two pounds of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop. (Source: Scott County Jail)

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. (WAVE) - Two Indianapolis residents have been arrested after troopers find two pounds of suspected methamphetamine during a traffic stop.

According to Indiana State Police, around 10:00 p.m. on Monday, an officer from ISP in Sellersburg was patrolling on I-65 in Scott County. The officer saw a silver Chevrolet Tahoe traveling northbound at a high speed and initiated a traffic stop near the northbound Austin exit.

The driver, 39-year-old Derek Ellis from Indianapolis, was found to be wanted in Marion County.

Further investigation of the vehicle uncovered two pounds of suspected methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.

Ellis and the passenger in the vehicle, 31-year-old Tyesha Bell from Indianapolis, were arrested on charges of dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana. They have been booked in Scott County Jail.

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