TIPPECANOE COUNTY— An Indianapolis man was arrested on Tuesday evening after a state trooper clocked his Dodge Challenger traveling 94 miles per hour and a search revealed cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a handgun in his car.
George McEwen, 41, is charged with possession of cocaine, a Level 3 felony, along with misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
According to Indiana State Police, McEwen was traveling on Interstate 65 in Tippecanoe County when McEwen’s Challenger was pulled over for speeding in a 65 mph zone. When the trooper spoke to McEwen, an odor of marijuana was reportedly present in the Charger and McEwen showed signs of impairment.
McEwen failed a field sobriety test, state police reported. He was given a certified test but police said the results of that test are pending.
A search of McEwen’s Charge revealed approximately two ounces of cocaine along with marijuana, drug paraphernalia and the firearm, state police said.
McEwen was then transported to Tippecanoe County Jail.