Earlier today shortly after 10:30 am, Trooper Jeff Kellogg from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg made a traffic stop near the 2.4 Mile Marker on Interstate #265 West in Floyd County. He made the traffic stop on a black 2006 Jeep Liberty for traffic infractions.

The driver, Jose A. Rodriguez-Palma, 38, from 2837 Robson

Jose A. Rodriguez-Palma, 38

Street, Indianapolis IN, was charged with Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony; Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony; Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony and Operator Never Licensed, C Misdemeanor.

He was transported to the Floyd County Jail where he was incarcerated.

Trooper Nathan Abbott with his K-9 “Teague” arrived on scene shortly after the traffic stop and conducted a narcotics sweep around the vehicle.  K-9 “Teague” gave a positive alert for the odor of narcotics on or in the vehicle.

K-9 “Teague”

A search of the vehicle yielded approximately three pounds of suspected Methamphetamine hidden in the rear of the Jeep Liberty.

The approximate street value of the seized Methamphetamine is over $150,000.00.

This investigation is continuing.