Taillight Violation Leads to Dealing Meth and Firearms Charges

Taillight Violation Leads to Dealing Meth and Firearms Charges

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Early Tuesday Morning, February 6th, Trooper Andrew Recker attempted to stop a vehicle with a non-functioning taillight.

Trooper Recker located the vehicle at a rest stop and requested assistance from other officers.

Troopers spoke to the driver, John Mooney, and the passenger, Rita Delong.

After a probable cause search, troopers located approximately one pound of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, a stolen firearm, and a syringe.

Mooney also showed visible signs of impairment.

Mooney and Delong were both transported to the Spencer County jail where they are both being held on bond.

Mooney, 37, Louisville, KY, was charged with: 

  • Dealing Methamphetamine with a Firearm – Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm – Level 3 Felony
  • Possession of Stolen Property – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of a Syringe – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Meth – Level 6 Felony
  • Obstruction – Level 6 Felony
  • OVWI – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Warrant – Vanderburgh County

 

Delong, 33, Louisville, KY, was charged with: 

  • Dealing Methamphetamine with a Firearm – Level 2 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine with a Firearm – Level 3 Felony
  • Possession of Heroin – Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Stolen Property – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of a Syringe – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Meth – Level 6 Felony
  • Obstruction – Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Paraphernalia – Class C Misdemeanor

 

Arresting Officer – Trooper Andrew Recker

Assisting Officers – Trooper Teresa Bowling, Trooper Andrew Jones, Trooper Jon Villanueva, and Trooper Chase Snider

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law