On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015, a traffic stop was conducted in Floyd County, IN by Indiana State Police Troopers following a joint investigation being led by The Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and The Drug Enforcement Administration.
The traffic stop was on a red Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for multiple traffic infractions. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Keeth Lucas, 35, from New London Road in Scott County, IN.
An inventory of the vehicle’s contents yielded over a half of a pound of Methamphetamine, Heroin, Controlled Substances, Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia consistent with using and selling narcotics, and a handgun.
Sheriff Dan McClain states that the value of the methamphetamine seized, if sold at the street level, would exceed $25,000.
Keeth Lucas was placed under arrest after the inventory and charged with Dealing Methamphetamine over Ten Grams, Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine Over Ten Grams, Felony; Possession of Heroin, Felony; Possession of a Schedule Two Controlled Substance, Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Felony; Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor; Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit, Felony and Possession of Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor.
Sheriff McClain advises that his agency began investigating Keeth Lucas’s criminal activity back in May of this year after his department began receiving numerous tips through the tip line, from citizen complaints, and observations reported by patrol deputies. After it became apparent that Lucas’s activities were drug related, it became a joint effort with authorities from his office, The Indiana State Police and The Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sheriff McClain advises that an Assistant U.S. Attorney will be reviewing the case for the possibility of bringing federal charges against Lucas.
Keeth Lucas is currently incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail.
All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sheriff McClain encourages the citizens of Scott County to report any suspicious activity, including drug activity, to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff McClain reminds the citizens that the Sheriff’s Office maintains several options for reporting criminal activity anonymously including the department’s website, Facebook page, and a tip line.
Tip Line: 812-752-7898