On Thursday, January 2nd, the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section and the Indiana State Police Bloomington District ACES concluded a lengthy drug investigation by arresting David Cecil Phillips, 44 years old, of Solsberry, Indiana. 

The Indiana State Police had received information that Phillips was dealing large quantities of methamphetamine in both Greene and Lawrence Counties.  In addition, it was known that Phillips was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license.

At approximately 3:45 p.m., today, Trp. Caleb Garvin, Trp. Richard Klun, and Sgt. Greg Day observed Phillips driving a white, 2001 Dodge pickup truck eastbound on SR 54 in Avoca.  Trp. Garvin conducted a traffic stop on Phillips for the known driver’s license violation. 

Trp. Klun deployed his canine, Loki, who gave a positive alert to the odor of a controlled substance in the vehicle.  Troopers searched the truck and located over 28 grams of methamphetamine, scales, and other items of evidence. 

Phillips was taken into custody and transported to the Lawrence County Jail, where he is currently detained. 

 Arrested and Charges:  David C. Phillips, 44, Solsberry, IN

  • Dealing Methamphetamine over 10 Grams, Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine over 28 Grams, Level 2 Felony
  • Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction, Class A Misdemeanor

Anyone with illegal drug information is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Bloomington Post at 812-332-4411.  Tips can remain anonymous.