High Trucker Arrested Following Crash And Discovery of Marijuana and Synthetic Urine
Jackson County, IN – A trucker from Georgia was arrested over the weekend on multiple charges after he was found to be in possession of marijuana and synthetic urine following a crash along an Indiana interstate.
According to Indiana State Police (ISP), at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Trooper Tia Hunt responded to a semi tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of Interstate 65 Northbound near the 53 mile marker, just north of Seymour.
When Trp. Hunt arrived on the scene, the driver, Kendarius C. Poole, 29, of Riverdale, GA, indicated he just had flat tires that needed repaired and had not been involved in a crash.
However, ISP said Trp. Hunt observed the vehicle had fresh damage from a recent crash.
Further, ISP Trp. Korry Clark located fresh damage to a guardrail approximately two miles south that matched the damage to Poole’s truck and trailer, ISP reported.
After further investigation, Trp. Hunt obtained information that Poole was possibly in possession of marijuana.
That’s when ISP said Trp. Randel Miller and K-9 Jinx responded to assist.
Jinx quickly alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from Poole’s big rig.
During a search of the truck, investigators found marijuana and synthetic urine.
A search warrant was also obtained to draw Poole’s blood and he was determined to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated, ISP said.
After the search warrant was served, Poole was arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Urine, Operating While Intoxicated, and Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment.
He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was incarcerated pending his initial court appearance in the Jackson County Superior Court.
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