Semi driver arrested on meth charge

(WISH Photo, file/Kevin Stinson)

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A truck driver was arrested for having meth and paraphernalia in his truck, according to Indiana State Police.

According to police, an ISP trooper pulled over Michael Fender, 53, of Smyrna, Tennessee on I-70 at the New Lisbon exit at mile marker 131. The trooper pulled the semi over to do a D.O.T. inspection of the vehicle.

The trooper said Fender’s log book was not up to date. He quickly grew suspicious and after a search, found meth and paraphernalia in Fender’s truck.

Fender was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia. He was taken to the Henry County Jail.

ISP encourages drivers to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 911. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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