A KSP Trooper recently initiated a traffic stop on I-75 going through Richmond, after observing a vehicle changing lanes erratically and driving too close to other motorists.
When the officer approached the vehicle following the stop, they reportedly detected an odor of marijuana coming from within the car. The Trooper instructed the passenger and driver to move to opposite ends of the vehicle while they conducted an interior search.
During the search, police reportedly found suspected methamphetamine and marijuana. The passenger then informed the officer that they had hidden additional items that the driver, later identified as Mark White, had instructed them to conceal prior to stopping the vehicle. These items multiple containers of suspected xanax pills and a baggie of marijuana.
Sobriety tests were then conducted on White, who allegedly displayed multiple signs of impairment.
According to police, White gave a fake name when asked what his identity was. After White had blood tests conducted at a local medical facility, he signed paperwork using the alias. However, officers investigated the matter further and discovered that his actual name was Mark White.
White was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he was charged with offenses including Following Another Vehicle Too Closely, Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, 1st Degree Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 3rd Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Careless Driving, Giving Officer False Identifying Information, Theft of Identity of Another Without Consent, and Trafficking in Stolen Identities.