Traffic Stop Leads to DUI and Drug Charges

Vigo County – January 17, 2020, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Trooper Andrew Mattern was patrolling in the area of US 41 and French Drive, when he stopped a 2004 Ford for going left of center and an equipment violation.  The driver was identified as Scott Garret, age 50, of Indianapolis, IN.  Suspicious activity was detected and a search of the vehicle was conducted.  Trooper Mattern located methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  Further investigation by Trooper Mattern also revealed that Garrett displayed signs of impairment.  Garrett agreed to submit to a certified test, and failed.  Garrett was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:  Scott Garrett, 50, Indianapolis

  • Possession of methamphetamine, Felony 6
  • Possession of marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Possession of paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, Class A Misdemeanor

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Photo:  Scott Garrett

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