Traffic Stop Results in Felony Meth Arrests

(LAKE CO.) – Wednesday at 10:15 a.m., troopers from the ISP Lowell Post stopped a maroon 2006 Honda passenger car on I-65 northbound near the Lowell exit (exit 240) for a traffic violation.

While speaking with the occupants, the trooper smelled the odor of smoked marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

During the traffic stop, the trooper believed that other criminal activity was taking place. 

A search was conducted of the vehicle and occupants. 

Inside the vehicle, troopers located two firearms, 23 grams of meth, and a large amount of cash.  The firearms seized were a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm handgun and a Masterpiece Arms MPA Defender 9mm handgun.

The driver and passenger were taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail without incident. 

Christian Bunch

 Arrested were 25-year-old Christian D. Bunch and 32-year-old Sarah M. Hobbs, both residents of Clinton, TN. 

Sarah Hobbs

They are each being held on charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of a handgun without a license, and possession of drug paraphernalia.