(Michigan City, IN) - A suspected drug dealer was arrested at a McDonald’s restaurant before he could place his order. Bobby Holland, 41, of Michigan City could now face up to 30-years of eating only prison food.
He charged with dealing in methamphetamine as a Level 2 Felony.
According to court documents, Holland on December 29 was a passenger in a sport utility traveling above the speed limit on Karwick Road. That drew the attention of a Michigan City Police officer, who began following the vehicle. Police said they were on Carroll Ave. when the officer activated his lights and siren to make a traffic stop. The driver, though, continued on for another 600 feet until pulling into the drive thru at McDonald's. When approached. The driver told the officer they were heading from Blue Chip Casino to McDonalds to get some food to take home.
After noticing Holland reaching toward the center console, an alleged plastic bag containing just over 10 grams of methamphetamine was recovered, police said. Inside the bag were smaller plastic bags each weighing 1.4 grams. The equal weight was consistent with how narcotics are typically sold, police said. Authorities also noted Blue Chip Casino is a common area for drug dealing, according to court documents.
Holland, who has drug related convictions and still undecided cases filed against him over the past 18 months, could face anywhere from a 10-to-30 year sentence.