Tail light violation leads to drug charges for 3 people

Items seized by State Police during a traffic stop on May 29, 2019. (Image from ISP)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An early morning traffic stop on the east side led to the arrest of three people on 30 preliminary charges.

An Indiana State Police trooper tried to stop a pickup truck on Post Road when he saw it had no working tail lights.

When he turned on his police lights to stop the truck, the truck began weaving all over the road, pulling off right, then swerving back across lanes and stopping on the left side of the road.

Two of the tree people in the truck gave the trooper false identities. More troopers arrived and placed the driver and two passengers in handcuffs. All three had active arrest warrants.

Paramedics were called when troopers determined one of the passengers consumed a bag of heroin when they were being pulled over.

Shane Stockhoff (Image from ISP)

Police found drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, a syringe containing heroin, pills, and a loaded handgun in the truck.

The driver, identified by State Police as 30-year-old Shane Stockhoff, was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine and Buprenorphine tablets. He was arrested on a dozen preliminary charges:

  • Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction
  • Unlawful Possession of a Syringe
  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • Operating While Intoxicated Endangerment
  • False Identity Statement
  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Carrying a Handgun Without a License
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • Dealing Methamphetamine
  • Possession of a Narcotic Drug
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
Steven Carter (Image from ISP)

Also arrested were Steven Carter, 31, and Tiana Anderson, 27, on the following charges:

  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Possession of Narcotics
  • Possession of Paraphernalia
  • Carrying a Handgun Without a License/Permit
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Unlawful Possession of Syringe (Anderson with a prior conviction)
    Tiana Anderson (Image from ISP)
  • Maintaining a Common Nuisance
  • False Identity Statement
  • Identity Deception

Formal charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor's Office.