PALMYRA– A Louisville man was arrested on drug and weapon charges after being stopped for a traffic violation.
Around 3:20 a.m. Thursday, an Indiana State Police trooper was patrolling eastbound on US-150 in Palmyra and observed the white Nissan Sentra traveling in front of him had an expired Kentucky temporary registration tag. The vehicle turned northbound onto Martin Mathis Road and the trooper initiated a traffic stop.
While speaking with the driver, Trooper Novak observed the smell of marijuana from within the car and continued the investigation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 34-year-old Daniel A. Sikes, of Louisville Kentucky. During the investigation, the trooper found that Sikes was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Floyd County for driving while his driver’s license was suspended with a prior conviction. Sikes’ current driving status was also still listed as suspended prior. Further, into the investigation, the trooper found that Sikes was carrying a loaded handgun. Sikes did not possess a permit to legally carry the firearm. As the investigation continued, suspected Heroin was also located in the vehicle.
Daniel Sikes was arrested and transported to the Harrison County Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction, possession of a narcotic drug, driving while driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, and wanted on a warrant for driving while driver’s license suspended.