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Traffic stop results in troopers finding 230 Oxycodone pills, meth in vehicle

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James O'Toole. Source: Indiana State Police James O'Toole. Source: Indiana State Police
POSEY CO., IN (WFIE) -

Indiana State Police say an early morning traffic stop resulted in an Evansville man's arrest on drug charges. 

Early Sunday morning around 1:20 a.m., troopers stopped 38-year-old James O'Toole for making an unsafe lane change on S.R. 62 near State Street in Mt. Vernon.

Troopers say that while talking to O'Toole, they noticed a plastic bag containing pills in his front coat pocket. After O'Toole was ordered to exit the vehicle, state police say the observed a hypodermic needle lying on the driver's seat and found a spoon in his left pants pocket with a white unknown substance on it.

Troopers searched O'Toole's vehicle and found a large unmarked prescription bottle under the driver's seat that contained more pills.

Between the pills found in the plastic bag and the bottle, troopers had 230 pills that were later identified as Oxycodone. 

After further investigation, it was found the hypodermic needle and spoon contained meth.

O'Toole was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where he's currently being held on bond.

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