Press release: Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in Dealing of Methamphetamine and Cocaine in Anderson, Indiana

The Indiana State Police sent the following to the Bloomingtonian:

(Anderson, Indiana) On Saturday, March 23, 2023, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Trooper Clayton Fox was patrolling the City of Anderson near S. Madison Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr.  Boulavard when he stopped a GMC pickup truck for a turn signal violation. Trooper Fox spoke to the driver of the truck, who identified himself as Arthur D. Scott, 62, of Anderson.  During the interaction, Trooper Fox recongnized indicators of criminal activity and requested the assitance of a K-9.

Anderson Police Sergeant Chaz Willis and his K-9 partner, Petra, arrived to assist Trooper Fox. K-9 Petra performed an open-air sniff of the truck and gave a positive indication of the presence of narcotics. Due to a positive K-9 alert on the vehicle, officers conducted a search and found a small bag containing approximately 6 grams of methamphetamine, another small bag containing approximately 1 gram of crack cocaine, other drug paraphernalia, and over $1,300 in US currency. Trooper Fox arrested Scott and transported him to the Madison County jail without incident.

Arthur D. Scott was arrested and preliminary charged with the following:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine-Level 3 Felony
  • Dealing Cocaine-Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine-Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Cocaine-Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement-Class A Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Suspended (Prior)-Class A Misdemeanor

Assisting in this incident were Trooper Blake Strephenson, Sergeant Nick Albrecht and officers from the Anderson Police Department.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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