A traffic stop for a headlight violation led to the arrest of two adults and two juveniles for various gun and drug charges.
The incident began shortly before 11:00 last night when Trooper Joel Flores noticed a minivan near Pendleton Pike and Shadeland Avenue with only one headlight.
Flores stopped that van near 38th and Pendleton Pike and found the driver did not have a valid driver’s license.
There were five other occupants in the vehicle, none of which had a driver’s license. After more troopers arrived on scene to assist, Flores conducted a vehicle inventory before impounding the van.
During that inventory Flores and other troopers located three handguns, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Troopers arrested four of the six occupants for the drugs and guns. One of the firearms in the vehicle had been reported stolen from Louisville Kentucky, also next to one of the guns in the vehicle was a black ski-mask.
Ja Wan Thompson, 18, of Indianapolis. He potentially faces charges for possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of a firearm without a permit, possession of marijuana and operating a vehicle without a license.
Tighe Bibbs Jr. 18, of Indianapolis. He potentially faces charges of possession of a handgun without a permit
Juvenile, 16. Faces potential charges of possession of a stolen firearm, dangerous possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a permit.
Juvenile, 16. Faces potential charges of dangerous possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm without a permit.
The charges listed are merely accusations at this point, formal charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
All suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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