A routine traffic stop for speeding led to a drug arrest Tuesday.
At approximately 11:29 a.m. Tuesday, an Indiana State trooper used radar to clock a vehicle speeding 60 mph in a 40 mph zone on US 40 near 56th Drive in Terre Haute, Ind.
During the course of the traffic stop, the trooper “observed criminal indicators and a small plastic bag containing blue pills sitting in the front passenger seat of the vehicle,” according to authorities.
The trooper then searched the vehicle and discovered 24 blue, oval-shaped pills marked as Xanax.
The driver, Chrisian E. Targett, 22, of Terre Haute did not have a valid prescription for the pills.
Targett was charged with possessio nof a schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a common nuisance and driving while license suspended. He was transported to the Vigo County Jail