State Police find 1 kilo of heroin worth $50K during I-65 traffic stop

A kilo of heroin and cash sit on the hood of a car Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Indiana State Police found the drugs after a traffic stop on I-65. (Provided/Indiana State Police)
A kilo of heroin and cash sit on the hood of a car Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Indiana State Police found the drugs after a traffic stop on I-65. (Provided/Indiana State Police)
Booking photo shows Lamont Outlay. (Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)
Booking photo shows Lamont Outlay. (Provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — An Indiana State Police trooper said he found a kilogram of heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 65 Friday.

According to ISP, a vehicle was pulled over for following too close about 11:45 a.m. in the southbound lanes near the State Road 43 Exit.

State Police say the trooper who pulled the car over “observed indicators of illegal activity” after making contact with the car’s occupants.

A passenger in the car, Lamont Outlay of Dolton, Illinois, was removed from the car for a pat-down. Police found about one kilo of heroin during the pat-down, ISP said.

The value of the heroin is estimated to be about $50,000.

Outlay was arrested on charges of dealing a schedule 1 substance, possession of a schedule 1 substance and visiting a common nuisance.

Outlay is currently being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail.