Oakland City parking violation turns into drug arrest for Evansville man | Crime
Parking his truck in a no-parking zone turned out to be a ticket to jail for an Evansville man on Monday.
Indiana State Police say a trooper and an Oakland City Police officer approached Timothy Haggard, 35, after he parked in front of the Shell station on SR 64 West Street.
Troopers say a check quickly revealed he was wanted out of Vanderburgh County for two failure to appear misdemeanor warrants.
During a pat-down search, officers found two plastic corner baggies containing meth, two Xanax pills and one Lortab pill in his front pocket. While talking to Haggard, officers also detected a strong odor commonly associated with manufacturing meth coming from the truck.
Officers searched the truck and found a backpack behind the driver’s seat that contained meth, a smoking pipe, digital scales, 120 pseudoephedrine pills, coffee filters and paper towels that had a strong chemical odor. Haggard was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
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