I-70 traffic stop turns into two arrests
BRAZIL -- Making a somewhat routine traffic stop on Interstate 70 Saturday night, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne endded up arresting a Kentucky driver and his passenger on a variety of charges.
At 11:15 p.m., the Putnamville trooper stopped an eastbound gold 2000 Nissan for improper lane change and following too closely near the 21-mile marker, two miles west of State Road 59, in Clay County.
During a conversation with the two occupants, Trooper Dravigne found indicators of possible criminal activity. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately one ounce of suspected marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, a .25-caliber handgun and $1,200 in U.S. currency.
Driver Terry D. McNary, 35, of Wheatcroft, Ky., was arrested on charges of:
-- Possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon (felony).
-- Possession of a handgun without a license with a prior conviction (felony).
-- Possession of marijuana (misdemeanor).
-- Possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction (misdemeanor).
-- Driving while suspended with a prior conviction (misdemeanor) .
His passenger, Rex C. Jaggers, 51, Clay, Ky., was arrested on a charge of visiting a common nuisance (misdemeanor).
Both suspects were incarcerated in the Clay County Jail.
Assisting at the scene was Trooper Jonathan Cumbie.