Slow driving in fast lane leads to arrests on drug charges

Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.
Carlos A. Gutierrez. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Officials have been saying that you should not be driving slow in the fast lane of the interstate — But that is especially if you are carrying drugs in your car.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s office arrested two people early this morning after a deputy saw a vehicle driving under the speed limit in the fast lane at about 12:25 a.m.  on I-65 near Edinburgh. And the driver was refusing to switch lanes to allow other drivers to pass.

The deputy pulled over the vehicle and noticed what appeared to be narcotics inside, along with the smell of marijuana. Deputies allegedly found marijuana, cocaine and paraphernalia during a search

The driver, 25-year-old Carlos Gutierrez of Chicago and a passenger, Oscar Ledezma of Bensenville Illinois were both arrested on drug related charges.

Gutierrez is facing preliminary charges of driving while under the influence of drugs, along with possessing marijuana and cocaine. Ledezma is being accused of possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.