Tippecanoe Co. traffic stop leads to drug arrest

A traffic stop in Tippecanoe County on Friday, October 21, 2016 lead to the discovery of a kilo of heroin. (Provided Photo/ISP)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – One person is behind bars following a traffic stop in Tippecanoe County Friday morning.

According to the Indiana State Police, a 2008 Dodge Magnum was stopped on I-65 for following too closely.

After pulling the vehicle over, the officer noticed signs indicating criminal activity.  At that time passenger, 30-year-old Lamont Outlay, was removed from the vehicle.

Officers then patted the suspect down and discovered what was thought to be a kilo of heroin, which has a suspected value of $50,000.

Outlay was arrested and then transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.  Outlay faces preliminary charges of dealing a schedule 1 substance, possession of a schedule 1 substance and visiting a common nuisance.