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Traffic stop nets more than five pounds of suspected meth with street value of $275,000

Frankfort, IN – A traffic stop on I-65 in Clinton County Wednesday uncovered more than five pounds of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $275,000.

According to Frankfort Police Chief Troy Bacon, Frankfort Police in cooperation with the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Task Force stopped 41-year-old Javier Calyeca for following a semi too closely.

“Officers saw signs of criminal activity and called for assistance from Task Force members, including a Boone County K-9 officer to sniff the vehicle. The K-9 officer indicated the presence of narcotics in the car and officers located illegal prescription medications inside the vehicle.

“Following the execution of a search warrant on the vehicle, 5.75 pounds of a purple gray powder suspected to be methamphetamine was found in a large plastic bag. With the estimated street value of $275,000, all the law enforcement agencies involved were pleased to take such a significant amount of this dangerous drug out of circulation,” Bacon said.

Calyeca was booked into the Clinton County Jail on several drug-related charges and a federal indictment is pending as a result of the investigation.

The Interstate Criminal Enforcement Task Force includes officers from the Frankfort Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Lebanon Police Department.

For questions or interview requests, contact Chief Bacon at 765-654-4245.