Indiana State Police arrested two people after finding meth and a handgun in their vehicle during a traffic stop.
Around 2:50 p.m. Thursday, a state trooper noticed a car driving slow in the left lane of I-70 in Putnam County. That’s between Indianapolis and Terre Haute.
The trooper stopped the vehicle and observed several criminal indicators from the driver and passenger.
At that time, the trooper called for assistance from a Putnam County Sheriff’s K-9.
The K-9 positively alerted officers to the odor of illegal drugs. That gave officers probable cause to search the vehicle.
During the search, they found 12 grams of methamphetamine. Indiana State Police estimate the street value of that to be around $6,500.
While police investigated the incident, they discovered that the passenger, Michael Oldfield, 51, Mattoon, Illinois, was a convicted felon and was in possession of a .40 caliber handgun. Police arrested Oldfield at that time.
Officers also arrested the driver, Hannah Danneberger, 30, Mattoon, Illinois for her involvement in the incident. She faces felony charges of Dealing Methamphetamine and Possession of Methamphetamine.
Oldfield is charged with Dealing Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. All of those charges are felonies.