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Around 12:30 Tuesday morning, Trooper Tatum Rohlfing was patrolling on Lewis and Clark Parkway when he observed a pick-up truck make an unsafe lane movement. 

Trooper Rohlfing checked the vehicle’s license plate when stopping the truck and learned the plate returned to a different vehicle. 

Trooper Rohlfing spoke with the driver, and sole occupant, Jay J. Hart, 58, Jeffersonville, and further learned that Hart’s Driver’s License was suspended.

Also, as a result of his continued investigation, Trooper Rohlfing located over 40 grams of methamphetamine as well as paraphernalia. 

Hart was arrested at the scene and, in addition to the traffic offenses, is charged with the following:

  •    Dealing in Methamphetamine – Level 2 Felony
  •    Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 3 Felony
  •    Maintaining a Common Nuisance – Level 6 Felony
  •    Possession of Paraphernalia – Class A Misdemeanor.

Troopers Dustin Zehnder and Justin Mears assisted on the stop, along with Jeffersonville Police Sergeant Leverett and his assigned K9, “Flex”.