Thanksgiving morning at approximately 3:20 am, trooper Mark LaMaster observed a Chevrolet vehicle traveling north on Interstate #65 just north of the Sellersburg Exit, (Exit #9), speeding and travelling with the headlights on bright, failing to dim.
When trooper LaMaster stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, identified as James E Cole Jr, 24, from Chicago, IL, he could smell the odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle.
A subsequent search of the vehicle located three quart jars with Marijuana.
One of the jars contained coconut oil laced with Marijuana which is used for infusing Marijuana into foods while being cooked.
James E. Cole Jr. resisted being placed under arrest by trooper LaMaster during being taken into custody. James E. Cole Jr. was charged with Dealing and Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Resisting Law Enforcement.
He was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
A few hours later, again on Interstate #65, Lieutenant Chris Keeton stopped a semi-tractor travelling north on Interstate #65 near Eastern Blvd. in Clarksville for speeding.
The driver, Charles Alexander Jones, 26, from Louisville, KY, was wanted on an arrest warrant out of the state of Kentucky and was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
When Lt. Keeton conducted an inventory of the semi-tractor he located a loaded hand gun inside.
Charles Alexander Jones did not have a valid handgun permit.
Jones was placed under arrest for his outstanding arrest warrant out of the state of Kentucky and Possession of a Handgun without a Permit.