Police accuse man of possessing stolen auto, drugs

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Indiana State Police accused a Huntingburg man of possessing a stolen auto and drug offenses after a traffic stop late Monday night.


A trooper stopped a 2007 Mercedes passenger car in the area of Main Street and Old State Road 231 at 11:55 p.m. because of an expired license plate.

The driver, Luis A. Benitez, 56, 406 S. Main St., Huntingburg, stated he had traded a car and other property to an Evansville woman two days ago to acquire the Mercedes, which returned as stolen from Illinois, according to police.

Police also alleged Benitez was found to be in possession of 1.4 grams of methamphetamine and pills that were a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Authorities booked Benitez into the Dubois County Security Center on preliminary Level 6 felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine, plus a preliminary misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Huntingburg Police Department and a Sternberg Automotive Group wrecker assisted at the scene.

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