Drug money

Indiana State Police troopers seized more than $7,000 during a traffic stop Tuesday.

FLOYD COUNTY — A semi-truck driver from Mississippi faces charges after drugs were found in his truck.

At around 1 p.m. Tuesday, trooper Patrick Stinson from the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post observed a semi-tractor and trailer traveling West on Interstate 64 near the 119 Mile Marker in Floyd County exceeding the posted speed limit, an ISP news release stated. Trooper Stinson stopped the tractor-trailer, and while speaking with the driver, identified as Barry G. Phelps, 64, from Vicksburg, Miss., he could smell an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the semi-tractor. A subsequent search of the semi-tractor yielded a handgun, cocaine, marijuana and $7,060 dollars.

Phelps was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, dealing in cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a handgun without a permit, operating while intoxicated and maintaining a common nuisance.

Phelps was incarcerated at the Floyd County jail.

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