Evansville man sentenced to 36 years after traffic stop nets heroin, cocaine, & meth


Late Thursday afternoon, Vanderburgh County Circuit Court Magistrate Kelli Fink sentenced 40-year-old Kevin Shawn Carter to 36 years behind bars, after a December 2016 traffic stop netted 226 grams of meth, 2.36 grams of cocaine, and 30 grams of heroin.

In October, a jury found Kevin Shawn Carter guilty of:

  • Dealing in methamphetamine (Level 2 Felony)
  • Dealing in a narcotic drug (Level 2 Felony)

Carter, and a co-defendant in this case, were pulled over by Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies in December of 2016 for swerving out of their lane.  Several minutes later, deputies located a fast food bag inside the vehicle with narcotics that tested positive for methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.

“Our community is losing too many mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters due to the disease of addiction,” explained Prosecutor Nick Hermann.  “Drug dealers are supplying deadly substances to our community, and more people are dying from drug overdoses in our community than ever before.  The investigation that led to Mr. Carter’s incarceration helped get a substantial amount of drugs off the streets.”

If you see drug activity in your neighborhood, call the anonymous We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.