Indiana State Police: Trooper stops to help driver, finds fentanyl, syringes

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind.—During a stop to help a disabled motorist on the Indiana Toll Road on July 12, an Indiana State Trooper discovered the driver was allegedly in possession of illegal drugs, according to Indiana State Police.

Around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, a trooper stopped to help a driver in the westbound lanes of the Toll Road near the 89.8 mile marker.

The trooper approached the black Ford Fusion and found the driver, who looked to be sleeping, and proceeded to find a syringe cap in the center console of the car and a syringe stuck in the driver’s left forearm, reports said.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found 34 packets of suspected fentanyl, 26 syringes, eight pills suspected to be methadone, and two packets of suspected Suboxen, police said.

The driver was identified as Lance Leffler, 38, of Conway, Arizona.

Leffler was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a syringe and possession of a legend drug. He was booked into the Elkhart County Jail.

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