Two Arrested After Trooper Finds Pipe Bomb

(TERRE HAUTE) – A traffic stop in Terre Haute resulted in the discovery of a pipe bomb and the arrest of two men.

An Indiana State Trooper pulled over 28-year-old Nathaniel Hoctor late Friday night for an equipment violation.

Left to right Hoctor and Gillis

Police say the vehicle was searched after criminal activity was detected. Police seized drug paraphernalia and a homemade bomb.

The Indiana State Police Emergency Ordnance Disposal team was called in to dispose of the bomb.

Hoctor was arrested on charges of possession of a destruction device, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI endangering, possession of drug paraphernalia.

A passenger, 28-year-old Levi Gillis, of Clinton, was arrested on a Vigo County warrant for possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, resisting arrest, and OWI endangerment.

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