A traffic stop for speeding Saturday evening ended with two Indianapolis men in jail on drug and weapons related charges.
Arrested and Charged were:
Corey L. Carter, 32, Indianapolis, IN
– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony
– Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
Keith L. Williams, 31, Indianapolis, IN
– Visiting a Common Nuisance, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of a Firearm without a License, Class A Misdemeanor
– Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
– Warrant, Marion County, OWI – Endangering
At 7:20 PM Saturday, Trooper Ross Johnson was patrolling Interstate 69 at the 76 mile marker (State Road 58), when he observed a black pickup truck traveling south at 105 miles per hour. Troopers Johnson and Beau Brumett stopped the truck near the 75 mile marker.
While speaking with the driver, 32-year-old Corey Carter, and the passenger, 31-year-old Keith Williams, both of Indianapolis, troopers could smell burnt marijuana. A search of the truck revealed marijuana and a loaded handgun that was within reach of Williams. Troopers learned that both items belonged to Williams; however, Williams did not have a valid permit to possess the gun.
Troopers also found that Williams was wanted on an active arrest warrant through Marion County, Indiana for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Carter and Williams were both placed into custody and transported to the Daviess County Jail. Carter was jailed on reckless driving charges for his speed, as well as maintaining a common nuisance, while Williams was jailed for possessing marijuana, visiting a common nuisance, having a handgun without a valid permit, and on an arrest warrant through Marion County.