ISP arrests Las Vegas man after cocaine found in vehicle during traffic stop on I-65

Drugs confiscated during a traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour Wednesday. Photo provided by Indiana State Police.

SEYMOUR — A Las Vegas, Nevada driver was arrested on drug-related charges Wednesday after a traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour.

At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Master Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a white Honda CRV on I-65 Southbound near the 51-mile marker in Jackson County.  During the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious that criminal activity was taking place.  He deployed his K-9 “Bosco” on the exterior of the vehicle.  Bosco alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle.

During a search, troopers located approximately two kilos of suspected cocaine along with approximately $8,000.

The driver, Jhonatan S. Carrillo, 27, Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested and incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail on initial charges of dealing in cocaine, Level 2 felony, possession of cocaine, Level 3 felony, and operating while never having received a valid driver’s license.

The suspected cocaine, currency, and Honda CRV were all seized as a part of the investigation.  The estimated street value of the cocaine was $50,000.

Trp. Miller was assisted at the scene by numerous troopers from the Indiana State Police-Versailles Post.  A Seymour Police Officer also assisted at the scene by serving as a translator during the investigation.