Intoxicated Trucker Busted With Cocaine and Meth During Weigh Station Inspection

Terre Haute, IN – A trucker is facing felony charges after an inspection at an Indiana weigh station this week led to the discovery of narcotics.

Indiana State Police (ISP) report the incident occurred on Tuesday, February 9, at approximately 3:50 p.m. at the Interstate 70 Terre Haute scales.


A tractor-trailer operated by Edward Evans, 50, of Granite City, IL, pulled into the weigh station for a level one safety check.

ISP Trooper Gerald Stump reported that he immediately noticed suspicious activity.

A subsequent search of the vehicle conducted by Trooper Stump resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, ISP said.

Further investigation also revealed that Evans displayed signs of impairment.


A sobriety test was administered and failed, ISP informed.

Evans refused to submit to a certified chemical test and was arrested.

He was taken to the Vigo County Jail where he is being held without bond.

Evans is now charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine (both felonies), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and possession of paraphernalia.


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Multiple truck drivers were arrested last week at a weigh station on Interstate 75 during an unannounced field sobriety enforcement operation conducted by Georgia Department of Public Safety (GaDPS) officials.

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