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.
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:
- 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