CLARK CO., Ind. (NEWS RELEASE) – An Indiana State Police trooper stopped to help a broke down motorist on Interstate 65 on Thursday, May 15, which lead to the discovery of meth and the vehicle being stolen.
According to ISP a black 2010 Ford Taurus was parked in the emergency lane of I-65 southbound at the 12 mile marker in Clark County.
ISP said when the trooper, Tracy Spencer, approached the two occupants of the Taurus they said they were out of gas and needed assistance.
Spencer ran a check on the vehicle and it returned stolen out of Louisville.
The male occupant, 34-year-old Richard Shellman, from Cedar Wood Drive in Louisville, was placed in custody, according to ISP.
Police said when Spencer tried to ask for ID from the female occupant, she said she did not have an ID card or driver’s license and gave false information. Police said they learned later her identity is Janice Marie Gonzalez, 26, from Powell Drive in Louisville.
According to police, once Gonzalez was placed into custody a search of the vehicle yielded 2.2 ounces of Methamphetamine.
A search of Gonazlez, and her property, at the Clark County jail yielded a digital scale and blue pills.
Shellman is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Gonzalez is charged with dealing in methamphetamine of more than three grams, possession of meth of more than three grams, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and false informing.