Press release: Unresponsive Man at Gas Pumps Arrested on Drug Charges in Memphis, Indiana

The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian:

Clark County – Saturday, March 23, 2024:  Indiana State Police arrested a Michigan man found unresponsive while behind the wheel of his vehicle at a gas station fuel pump.   

While investigating an unrelated call at a Memphis, Indiana, gas station, Sergeant Tracy Spencer encountered a man allegedly passed out behind the wheel of his GMC truck around 1:30 Saturday morning. The truck, which was also pulling a trailer loaded with motorcycles, was at the fuel pump island with the hose inserted into the vehicle. During his investigation, Sgt. Spencer learned the truck and driver had been sitting at the pump for approximately 2 hours before his arrival. Sgt. Spencer also observed suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia when he checked on the driver’s status and attempted to wake him. While Sergeant Spencer continued his investigation, EMS personnel medically cleared the driver.  The driver was identified as 43-year-old John Hilbert Kuiper of Grandville, Michigan.

As a result of the investigation, Kuiper was arrested for Possession of a Narcotic Drug (Level 6 Felony), Possession of Methamphetamine (Level 6 Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (A Misdemeanor).  

John Kuiper was taken into custody and incarcerated at the Clark County Jail without further incident.   

Media Note

A mug photo of John Hilbert Kuiper can be obtained through the Clark County Jail.  


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