Indiana News – Traffic Stop Nets One Pound of Crystal Meth

Gibson County – Last night at approximately 8:30, Trooper Ross Rafferty was patrolling I-69 when he stopped the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck for making an unsafe lane movement near SR 168. The driver was identified as Clint Meier, 53, of Hazleton.

Clint Meier arrested
Clint Meier arrested

Trooper Mike Finney and his K-9, Boomer, were nearby and responded to assist. When they arrived Finney’s K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside Meier’s vehicle. Troopers searched the vehicle and found a large Ziploc bag containing 450 grams of crystal methamphetamine. The street value of the crystal meth is approximately $20,000. Meier was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:
• Clint D. Meier, 53, Hazleton, IN
1. Possession of Methamphetamine over 10 grams, Class 3 Felony
2. Dealing in Methamphetamine over 10 grams, Class 2 Felony

Arresting Officer: Trooper Ross Rafferty, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper Mike Finney and his K-9, Boomer
Trooper Wes Kuykendall