(GIBSON CO.) – Monday at 10:40 p.m. an Indiana State Police trooper was patrolling on US 42 near Oak Street in Fort Branch and stopped the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer for driving 64 miles per hour in a 50 mile per hour zone.
As the trooper approached the vehicle, he smelled the odor of burnt marijuana.
The driver was 49-year-old Larry Morris and his passenger was 29-year-old Sarah Ellingson, both of Evansville.
A Gibson County sheriff’s deputy arrived to assist. While officers searched the vehicle, they located a .380 Ruger pistol, a corner baggie containing meth, a corner baggie containing a white residue, and drug paraphernalia.
Morris and Ellingson were arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail.
Both are facing charges of possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
Ellingson is also facing a charge of possession of meth with a firearm and possession of a handgun without a permit.
Arresting Officer: Trooper Alex Vennekotter, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office