Speeding Driver Arrested For OWI And Possession Of Narcotics
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 4:54am
St. Joseph County - The Indiana State Police say a South Bend man was arrested for operating while intoxicated, possession of heroin, and possession of cocaine after being stopped for speeds of 125 miles per hour by an Indiana State Trooper on Monday.
According to Trooper Kyle Glaze, around 2:20 a.m. on Monday morning, he observed a speeding car traveling eastbound on State Road 2 near Timothy Road. Glaze confirmed that the car was speeding and turned to catch up to it. As Glaze caught up to the speeding car, he began to pace the Chevrolet at 125 miles per hour before stopping it.
While Glaze spoke to the driver, Matthew William Lawrence Lusk, age 32 of South Bend, IN, he suspected Lusk to be under the influence of alcohol. Trooper Glaze located a glass jar of suspected marijuana which lead to a vehicle search. Glaze then located a plastic baggie of suspected heroin, two plastic baggies of suspected crack cocaine and two digital scales.
Seized were approximately 19 grams of suspected marijuana, 11 grams of suspected heroin, and 6 grams of suspected crack cocaine.
Lusk was arrested on preliminary charges of Dealing Cocaine Or Narcotic Drug, Possession Of Cocaine Or Narcotic Drug, Possession Of Marijuana, Reckless Driving, and Operating While Intoxicated. Lusk was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.