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Traffic Stop Nets Meth, Heroin And Four Loaded Handguns
Updated December 22, 2017 9:19 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(DUBOIS CO.) - Traffic stop results in two people arrested and Indiana State troopers seizing four loaded guns, heroin and meth.

Wednesday at approximately 8:10 p.m., Trooper Nathaniel Kern was patrolling in the area of Holland when he observed the driver of a 1998 Mercedes disregard the stop sign at Kentucky Street and State Road 161. The vehicle was stopped on State Road 161 north of County Road 1150 South.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Tiffany Reed, of Jasper. The front seat passenger was identified as 42-year-old Michael Gross, of Santa Claus.

Due to suspicious circumstances Trooper Kern requested assistance from Dubois County Deputy Monarrez and his K-9, Karma. After arriving the K-9 walked around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics. When officers searched the vehicle they discovered several loaded handguns, 27 grams of meth and a small amount of heroin.

Further investigation revealed the Kimber .380 handgun was reported stolen out of Vanderburgh County. Troopers also discovered Reed and Gross did not have a license to carry a handgun. They were both arrested and taken to the Dubois County Jail where they later posted bond and were released.

Police arrested Reed and Gross on the following charges:

  • Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 4 Felony
  • Possession of Narcotic Drug, Level 6 Felony
  • Carrying a Handgun without a License, Class A Misdemeanor. Gross was also charged with Theft, a Level 6 Felony, for the allegedly stealing the Kimber .380 handgun.

Weapons Seized:

  • Star 9 mm handgun with one round in the chamber and five rounds in the magazine
  • Uzi .22 caliber handgun with a live round in the chamber and 18 rounds in the magazine
  • Springfield Armory .45 caliber handgun with seven rounds
  • Kimber .380 caliber handgun with five rounds

Arresting Officer: Trooper Nathaniel Kern, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Trooper Kurtis Blunk, Deputy Josh Smith, Deputy Clint Gogel and Deputy Jesus Monarrez and K-9, Karma

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