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Altered Handgun, Drugs Found in Traffic Stop

VIGO COUNTY, Ind (WPTA21) -- A traffic stop Friday night led to the arrest of two men after police found an altered handgun and drugs.

Around 10:40 p.m. on December 13th, a trooper spotted a car with expired plates and initiated a traffic stop.

The trooper had his K9 perform a free air sniff, who police say gave a positive indication for illegal contraband.

Police then searched the vehicle, when they found a loaded handgun with the serial number filed off.

Altered Handgun found during the investigation
Altered handgun found during the investigation

During the investigation, the handgun was found to belong to the passenger, 38-year-old Neil Kraemer from Shelbyville. Police say Kraemer also attempted to destroy contraband located in his underwear by urinating in his pants.

The investigation also found that the driver, 34-year-old Travis Fagg of West Terre Haute, was driving under the influence. According to the police, he refused to submit to a certified chemical test.

The two men were taken into custody to the Vigo County Jail.

Charges For Neil Kraemer:

Picture of Neil Kraemer
Neil Kraemer
  • Altered Handgun, Class 5 Felony
  • Possession of Handgun Without Permit, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of a Schedule V Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor  

Charges for Travis Fagg

  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class C Misdemeanor 

Logan Fielding

Logan is the evening news and weekend news producer for ABC21. He first joined the WPTA team in March 2018 as the morning show producer.

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