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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ind. – Indiana State Police in Lawrence County arrested a man Saturday morning who was found to be in possession of cocaine and methamphetamine.

According to ISP, the arrest of 56-year-old Darrell Cox was the result of a long investigation into his possible dealing of large amounts of meth in several counties.

Police said that early Saturday morning a vehicle driven by Cox, a 2006 Chevy truck, was spotted speeding while headed south on State Road 37, south of Ingram Road.

Cox was pulled over and then during the traffic stop the officer noticed what appeared to be signs of criminal activity, other officers were then called to the scene.

A canine officer alerted officers to the possible presence of drugs. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 7 ounces of meth, 2 grams of cocaine and a number of controlled substance pills.

Cox was then taken into custody and transported to the Lawrence County Jail.

He faces a number of preliminary charges including the following:

  • Dealing Methamphetamine Over 10 Grams
  • Possession of Methamphetamine Over 28 Grams
  • Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony
  • Possession of Controlled Substance (Two Counts)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia