3 arrested after state police find guns, drugs on 2 traffic stops

Indiana State Police seized guns and drugs in two traffic stops that resulted in three arrests. (Photo: Indiana State Police)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Three people are in custody after police found guns and drugs in a pair of traffic stops late Monday night.

The first happened around 11:45 p.m. when Trooper Christopher Stout pulled over a car near Washington Street and Post Road on the east side of Indianapolis. Neither the driver nor the passenger were wearing seat belts.

When Stout approached the vehicle, he saw a handgun in the back seat. Neither person in the car had a permit to carry the gun. Both of them got out of the car so troopers could search the vehicle. They found another loaded handgun under the driver's seat, two rifles, and a shotgun.

Police said the shotgun and one of the rifles had been modified into handguns. There was also a bag of meth in the car.

David Lucas, 20, and Rashaan Wilson III, 22, were arrested on drug and gun charges after Indiana State Police traffic stops. (Photo: Indiana State Police)
David Lucas, 20, and Rashaan Wilson III, 22, were arrested on drug and gun charges after Indiana State Police traffic stops. (Photo: Indiana State Police)

Police arrested 20-year-old David Lucas, who was driving the car. The female passenger was released from the scene. Lucas is facing charges for possession of meth and carrying a handgun without a license.

About 15 minutes after the initial traffic stop, Trooper Joel Flores pulled over 22-year-old Rashaan Wilson III because he failed to dim his bright headlights and had loud exhaust. While searching the car, police found meth, pills, marijuana and a loaded handgun.

Wilson was arrested for possession and dealing of marijuana, possession and dealing of a controlled substance and operating without a license. The passenger in that vehicle, 18-year-old Josiah Ford, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

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