Two Indianapolis men face several charges after a traffic stop led to their arrest Tuesday night. Indiana State Police uncovered a loaded handgun, oxycodone hydrochloride pills, more than 130 grams of marijuana and cash. The traffic stop happened around 10:00 p.m. near the intersection of 42nd Street and Baker Drive in Indianapolis.
Senior Trooper Joel Flores stopped the driver for an equipment violation and quickly recognized the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as he spoke with the driver. The driver was identified as 25 year-old Reginald Graves of Indianapolis. A subsequent search of Graves uncovered a loaded 9mm Ruger handgun along with oxycodone hydrochloride pills and more than $1,500 dollars. A backseat passenger in the car was identified as Marvin Dawayn Allen Jr., 26, of Indianapolis. A pat-down search of Allen uncovered more than $500 dollars. It was also later discovered that Allen had approximately 43 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana hidden in his underwear.
As troopers searched the vehicle they uncovered two vacuum sealed bags of marijuana weighing approximately 124 grams, a container of acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride pills, a small digital scale, numerous plastic sandwich baggies, and approximately 9 more grams of marijuana.
Graves was arrested for possession of a handgun without a license, felony possession and dealing marijuana along with dealing a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a narcotic drug. Allen also faces charges of felony possession and dealing marijuana along with dealing a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a narcotic drug. In addition Allen was charged with possession and dealing a counterfeit substance. Both Graves and Allen were taken to the Marion County Jail.
*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.