Traffic stop in southern Indiana leads to arrest for identity theft
The items found in the car and the two men behind bars.
LANESVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- A traffic stop in southern Indiana leads to a man with a stolen identity.
An Indiana State Police trooper stopped a gold Lexus going more than 110-miles-per hour on Interstate 64 near Lanesville on Wednesday.
The trooper suspected criminal activity, so K-9 officer "Riggs" was called to the scene. The dog found marijuana in the car. And a complete search uncovered computer equipment, printers, and multiple credit cards with various names. All these items are commonly used in the crime of Identity Theft.
The driver, 36-year-old Raheem Planter of Compton, California, tried using a false name an identification from another person. Police arrested him for identity deception, false informing, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.
20-year-old passenger Jacquees Lang from Los Angeles was also arrested. He is charged with false informing, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of marijuana.
Both are being held in the Harrison County Jail.
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