Drug investigation in Farmersburg takes two pounds of meth off streets

A Farmersburg man was arrested by the Indiana State Police on multiple drug charges Monday.

At approximately 8:08 p.m., Trooper Justin Bell was patrolling in the area of U.S. 41 and CR 1125N, when he stopped a pickup truck for exceeding the posted speed limit.  The driver was identified as Terry L. Frakes, 70, of Farmersburg. 

The Jasonville Police Department was requested for assistance with a canine. The canine alert was given to officers, during the course of the traffic stop. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered Frakes was in possession of illegal contraband. Frakes then gave consent for his residence to be searched.  

During the course of his residence being searched, officers discovered two pounds (900 grams) of methamphetamine, digital scales, U.S. currency and drug paraphernalia. Frakes was arrested and taken into custody and transported to the Sullivan County jail where he is currently detained. 

An average dose of methamphetamine ranges between ¼ gram and 1 gram, Frakes had enough methamphetamine to distribute between 900 to 3,600 doses.  

Frakes was arrested on preliminary charges of dealing in methamphetamine, Felony 2, possession of methamphetamine, Felony 3, and possession of drug paraphernalia, C misdemeanor.According to the jail report, Frakes was being held on $86,000 bond with 10% allowed.

Assisting in the arrest was Trooper Rondell Shelton, Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section, Jasonville Police Officer Andrew Dugay and canine Blitz.  

Anyone with information regarding illegal drugs is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post at (765) 653-5272, all calls are confidential and could save a life.

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