Lafayette man arrested after traffic stop leads to 'substantial amount' of meth

Matthew Hart provided by Carroll County Sheriff's Office

A Lafayette man has been arrested in Carroll County after deputies found a "substantial amount" of methamphetamine and cash during a traffic stop.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 12:51 PM

PITTSBURG, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man has been arrested after deputies say they found a "substantial amount" of methamphetamine and cash on him during a traffic stop.

Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said about 11 p.m. Monday, police pulled over a motorcycle for a traffic violation near County Road 310 North and County Road 910 West. The driver, Matthew Hart, had a suspended license and was arrested for the violation.

Hart later admitted to having methamphetamine on him. Deputies found 40 grams of meth, more than $1,000 in cash, scales and a pipe on him.

Hart was taken to the Carroll County Jail on several preliminary charges, including of dealing methamphetamine over 10 grams.

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