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Clark County

April 9, 2013

Two found with drugs in parked vehicle

Clarksville police makes arrest after finding cocaine in pickup truck

CLARKSVILLE — A man and woman were found in possession of cocaine while seated in a parked vehicle on Riverside Drive in Clarksville about 4:20 a.m. Saturday, Clarksville police reported.

A CPD officer reported he saw the pickup truck in a “blacked out” parking lot, and because of the early morning hour approached the vehicle. The driver, Troy Weathers, 45, of Louisville, and passenger Regina Anne Bentle, 40, of 106 Cardinal Drive in New Albany, were the occupants of the truck. The officer reported that he immediately noticed opened beer containers in vehicle’s console after approaching Weathers.

Weathers told the officer they had recently been at a party a few miles away in Jeffersonville.

The officer reported that Weathers showed signs of impairment and was asked to step out of the vehicle. Before asking Bentle to step out of the vehicle, the officer reported seeing a small plastic bag containing white residue in the vehicle.

“I also noticed in the seat between her legs and on the floor board beside the plastic bag was white residue spilled on the carpet,” the officer noted in the police report.

The cap of an ink pen was also located on the vehicle console which also contained white residue, the officer reported. Bentle was placed into custody at this time.

The officer then administered three field sobriety test to Weathers, all of which he failed. Weathers was asked by the officer, according to the report, if he had consumed anything other than alcohol.

“ … He would not answer this officer and would just stare off at a different direction,” the officer reported.

Weathers was then placed into custody, and the white substance in the vehicle was then tested and determined to be cocaine.

Weathers was asked by the officer if he knew what the substance was and where it had come from, to which he responded, “well it was in my truck, I guess it’s mine,” according to the report.

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