BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) – A Wednesday afternoon traffic stop in Bartholomew County led to three arrests for drugs and guns.
According to the Indiana State Police, around 1 p.m., an ISP trooper pulled over a white 2010 Dodge Avenger on I-65, near exit 64 for traffic violations.
Police said initially all three people in the vehicle provided false identities.
Officers learned that the driver, 21-year-old Alexus Dodson, of Indianapolis, had a suspended license.
Upon further investigation, the trooper on the scene noticed what appeared to be further criminal activity. A K-9 officer was then called to the scene, who indicated the possible presence of illegal drugs in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of 65 grams of a controlled substance with 12 grams of what appeared to be cocaine. Additionally, two handguns were found in the Dodge Avenger.
Dodson, as well as 28-year-old Marquese Collins, of Indianapolis, and Callie Bivens,20, were taken into custody.
They were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail.
All three face a number of preliminary charges including:
- Dealing a controlled substance
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Driving while suspended
- Possession of a handgun without a permit