Benton Harbor man accused of driving 111 miles per hour in Fulton County

ROCHESTER, Ind. – A Benton Harbor man was arrested Wednesday after being stopped for allegedly driving 111 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone, Indiana State Police announced.

At 9:14 a.m., a state trooper stopped a 2017 Ford Fusion on U.S. 31 near S.R. 14 because the Fusion was allegedly driving at the high speed.

While speaking with the driver during the traffic stop, the trooper suspected criminal activity was taking place.

Officers found two handguns, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia during a search of the vehicle, according to reports.

After further investigation, officers learned that the driver, identified as 20-year-old Corey Bland Jr., has convictions for assault with a deadly weapon out of Van Buren County.

This makes Bland a serious violent felon who cannot possess firearms.

Bland was taken to the Fulton County Jail to face charges for dealing cocaine with enhancing circumstances (firearm), possession of marijuana, and possession of a handgun after being deemed a serious violent felon.

He was issued a citation for driving 111 miles per hour in a posted 60 miles per hour zone and for driving a vehicle having never received a driver’s license.

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