Traffic stop leads to 15 felony charges

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WANE) Police believe a man arrested following a traffic stop planned to somehow get drugs and cellphones into a prison in New Castle. He’s now facing 15 felony charges and could face more as the investigation continues.

An Indiana State Trooper pulled over a car driven by a woman in Henry County, Indiana at 1:30 a.m. Thursday for a headlight that was out. Another trooper with a K-9 was called to the scene.

After speaking with a male passenger, the trooper became suspicious so the K-9 walked around the car and detected the presence of illegal drugs.

While searching the car, the troopers found small amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine, crystal meth, Suboxone and Xanax. They also found cell phones and other items packaged in bundles that led them to believe the passenger planned on trafficking the items at one of the local prisons.

William Clapp, 44, of New Castle was booked into the Henry County Jail on 10 Counts of Conspiracy to Traffic with an Inmate, a Level 5 Felony and Five Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, also a Level 5 Felony along with Two Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class “A” Misdemeanor.

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