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Early this morning at approximately 12:30, Trooper Hatfield and Trooper Stein stopped the driver of a 2015 Dodge Durango on US 41 near Vincennes for a traffic violation.

The driver was identified as Johan Jean, 20, of Chicago. While talking with Jean, an odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle.

A passenger was identified as Jicah Ajao-Salami, 23, of Chicago.

Troopers searched the vehicle and located oxycodone, several unopened packs of marijuana, edible marijuana brownies, and three handguns.

Two of the handguns were reported stolen out of Evansville. Jean and Ajao-Salami were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Johan Jean, 20, Chicago, IL
  1. Theft of a Firearm, Class 6 Felony
  2. Carrying a Handgun without a License, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
  4. Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Jicah Ajao-Salami, 23, of Chicago, IL
  1. Theft of a Firearm, Class 6 Felony
  2. Carrying a Handgun without a License, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officers: Trooper Hatfield and Trooper Stein, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Deputy Linenburg and Deputy Gilmore, Knox County Sheriff’s Office