(Ripley County, Ind.) – Three Indianapolis residents are accused of transporting marijuana through southeast Indiana.
An Indiana State Police trooper stopped a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu on Interstate 74 between the Batesville and Sunman exits on Wednesday afternoon. The stop was for a simple traffic violation, but it became much more when a K-9 officer hinted at drugs in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, troopers found two bags of marijuana, two Glock handguns, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The driver Thomas Watson, passenger Eddie Richardson, and a 16-year-old male juvenile were each arrested.
Watson, 19, was charged with Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction (Class D felony), Possession of a Handgun without a Permit (Class A misdemeanor), and Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D felony).
Richardson, 22, is accused of Possession of Marijuana (Class A misdemeanor) and Visiting a Common Nuisance (Class B misdemeanor).
The men are being held at the Ripley County Jail in Versailles. Watson has a $2,050 bond while Richardson is held on $550 bond.
The 16-year-old is facing juvenile charges. He was released to a parent.