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Speeding Driver Caught with Meth

(Michigan City, IN) - A man pulled over after leaving a Michigan City convenience store was allegedly found with narcotics.  Kevin Thomas, 43, of Gary, is charged with possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license.


According to court documents, an Indiana State Police Trooper began following Thomas early Monday  after he left the parking lot of Family Express at 5822 Franklin Street at a high rate of speed.  After merging into the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94, Thomas was soon traveling at more than 100 miles per hour with the officer maintaining a safe distance behind him, police said.  It wasn’t long before Thomas reduced his speed and pulled over.


Police said four plastic baggies containing tablets along with an orange rock-like substance was discovered under the center console of his 2017 Chevy Silverado.  A test revealed all of the baggies together contained just over 12 grams of methamphetamine.


The possession of methamphetamine charge is a level 6 felony punishable by anywhere from a six month to 30 month sentence.  

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