Thomas Richard Fox; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A stop to help a stranded motorist ended with an arrest. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at 7:11 p.m. on Thursday, Deputy Andrew Densford saw a pickup truck stopped on the shoulder of the southbound exit from I-65 to US-31.

When Deputy Densford stopped to help the driver, 39-year-old Thomas Richard Fox, of Pinckney, MI, he detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Police allegedly found numerous drug-related items inside the truck, including marijuana, multiple individually-packaged marijuana cigarettes, several oral syringes, a pipe and a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance that preliminarily tested positive as cocaine.

Fox was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Dealing Marijuana,
Possession of Cocaine or Narcotic Drug,
Possession of Marijuana, and
Possession of Paraphernalia

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

He has since been released.

Jackson says that a juvenile passenger was released to a family member at the scene.