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Traffic stop leads to stolen vehicle, bagged substance

A traffic stop on Kirkwood Avenue led to a vehicle identified as stolen, as well as a potential methamphetamine discovery Monday morning, Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Joe Crider said.

An officer pulled over the Ford pickup truck with an expired temporary license tag. The driver of the vehicle reported he was in the process of buying the vehicle.

After checking the license number and VID, the vehicle, which appeared a different color than was listed on the BMV registration, was reported as stolen.

Police found a plastic bag of a white, crystallized substance inside the vehicle’s ashtray, believed by the officer on-duty to be methamphetamine.

The driver was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of stolen property and methamphetamine.

The meth charges were increased to a B felony due to being found within 1,000 feet of a public park.

— Jeff LaFave

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