Team Truckers Arrested After Police Find Stash of Guns, Drugs and Alcohol in Semi
Clark County, IN – Team drivers were arrested on multiple drug-related charges last week after police received reports of a big rig driving erratically along Interstate 65.
According to a release from Indiana State Police (ISP), the scary incident occurred on Friday, February 14, along I-65 at approximately 7 a.m.
An ISP trooper stopped a semi-truck on I-65 southbound near the 23 mile marker, after receiving numerous reports of the truck driving all over the road and even stopping in the roadway.
ISP says the driver, James Robert Whitlock, 56, of Temple, GA, appeared to be intoxicated.
The trooper reported he observed suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight within the cab of the truck.
Further, the ISP trooper indicated a female co-driver, Alicia Ann Gaylor, 29, of Sarasota, FL, who was in the sleeper berth, was initially “unresponsive” to his questions.
ISP says officials administered Narcan, a drug commonly used to reduce the effect of an opiod overdose, to Gaylor.
She became responsive following the treatment.
Additionally, a subsequent search of the vehicle also uncovered two handguns in Whitlock’s possession, along with alcohol and marijuana, ISP says.
Whitlock, who ISP identified as a convicted felon, was charged with possession of a handgun with prior felony, as well as operating while intoxicated (OWI), OWI controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana.
Gaylor was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.
Both were booked into the Clark County Jail.
Photos courtesy of ISP