Uber driver admits to smoking meth, marijuana before picking up passenger: Police
WXIN / Johnson County
Mark Allen Atchison

via WXIN:

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. (WXIN) -- An Indianapolis Uber driver was arrested and accused of OWI and meth possession while working.

The Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of possession of methamphetamine, a level 6 felony, possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor, and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a class C misdemeanor, against Mark Allen Atchison, 56.

On November 10, an officer with the New Whiteland Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Atchison for speeding on U.S. 31 in New Whiteland.

Officers asked Atchison about the smell of marijuana, and he said someone had been smoking in his car earlier in the day. The officer said he was going to conduct a search of the car, and he asked Atchison if he would find anything. Atchison told the officer there was a meth pipe in his car.

While conducting the search, officers found various containers with a white crystal-like substance, white powder residue, and green residue. They also found various devices believed to be drug paraphernalia.

Police say Atchison admitted to smoking meth and marijuana approximately 90 minutes before the officer stopped him.

After conducting field sobriety tests and submitting to a blood draw, Atchison was arrested.

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