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A K-9 search in rural Daviess County produced a handgun tossed into a ditch line.

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Early this afternoon, Troopers with the Jasper Post conducted a K-9 search in the area of County Road 750 North and County Road 550 East, near Epsom. Troopers Mitch Wier and Robert Lambert, along with K-9 “Diesel”, were searching the area for additional evidence related to the Saturday morning pursuit in the area, in which Trooper Wier arrested three on multiple drug charges. While searching, Diesel located a .44 caliber revolver, lying within the weeds.

At this time, Troopers are unclear if this weapon was tossed by the two suspects that were fleeing from Trooper Wier on foot Saturday morning. Further fingerprint testing at the State Police Forensic Laboratory will be conducted to determine who the gun belongs to. What Troopers can confirm is that a handgun that could have possibly been found by a child has been safely secured.

Troopers are continuing their investigation; further information will be released as it becomes available.

*Photographs are of the .44 caliber revolver as it was found in the ditch, and of K-9 “Diesel” with the recovered gun