Traffic stop leads to discovery of controlled substance

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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

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