Drugs being done on J Street.
Man faces drug charges after routine traffic stop
January 1, 2011
A Richmond man was arrested early Friday on preliminary drug charges by Indiana State Police during a routine traffic stop.
Steven L. Carpenter, 29, of 4868 Cart Road in Richmond was arrested just before 4 a.m. on a count of possession of marijuana (Class D felony) and dealing in marijuana (Class D felony) and lodged in the Wayne County Jail.
Trooper Nate Rainey stopped a truck in the area of South 13th and J streets after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign, according to ISP.
Rainey detected the smell of raw marijuana inside the vehicle and upon further investigation found 126 grams of marijuana and articles associated with the distribution of marijuana.
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