Indiana State Trooper discovers Fentanyl while trying to help driver

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

An Indiana State Trooper discovered more than he was expecting after stopping to help what he thought was a disabled motorist on the Indiana Toll Road.

The traffic stop happened around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, July 12. The trooper stopped to help the driver who was on the right shoulder of the westbound Indiana Toll Road near the 89 mile marker.

As the trooper approached the black Ford Fusion he saw that the driver appeared to be sleeping. The trooper said he then noticed a syringe cap in the center console and a syringe still stuck in the left forearm of the driver.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper located 34 packets of suspected fentanyl, 26 syringes, 8 pills preliminarily identified as methadone, and 2 packets of suspected Suboxen.

The driver, Lance Leffler, 38 of Conway, Arkansas, was preliminarily arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Syringe, and Possession of a Legend Drug. Leffler was taken to the Elkhart County Jail.


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