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IU Police Recover Stolen Handgun, Arrest Student For Dealing Marijuana
Updated October 6, 2016 7:19 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - IU Police-Bloomington recovered 34 grams of marijuana and a stolen handgun during a search of a vehicle in a parking lot near Forest Quad on Tuesday at approximately 11 p.m.

Officers on foot patrol noticed the odor of marijuana emanating from inside a parked vehicle. Occupants of the vehicle were identified and a search of the vehicle was conducted. The loaded handgun was located in the center console of the vehicle. Evidence obtained indicated that the suspect was dealing marijuana.

The handgun, a 9mm Smith & Wesson, had been reported stolen in 2014, and is believed to be one of several firearms stolen during the robbery of a gun store in North Vernon, Indiana, in which the owner of the store was shot and killed. Those responsible for the robbery and murder were identified and arrested.

There is no evidence to indicate that the suspect in this IUPD case was involved with the robbery of the gun store. According to the suspect, the recovered weapon was purchased in Indianapolis.

IU student Jason Nguyen was arrested on charges of possession of the stolen firearm (level 6 felony), carrying a handgun without a license (A misdemeanor), dealing in marijuana (A misdemeanor), possession of marijuana

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