Huntingburg men arrested with stolen guns and drugs

State police seized 10 guns and 30 grams of marijuana from two Huntingburg men during a traffic stop on I-69 in Vanderburgh County Sunday.

According to authorities, a trooper observed a gold Chrysler passenger car traveling 87 mph at the 20-mile marker in the southbound lane of the interstate. The trooper conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Ricardo Herrera Jr. 21, of N. Washington St. and a passenger, Adolfo E. Hernandez, 33, also of Washington St. While talking with the men, the officer noted an odor of raw marijuana in the vehicle. The trooper then had his K-9 Boomer conduct an air sniff around the car and the dog alerted to drugs in the vehicle.

A subsequent search of the car located about 30 grams of marijuana and 10 firearms. According to police, the firearms found included shotguns, rifles and handguns. Three of the rifles had been reported stolen. Police are still investigating whether the remaining guns are stolen.

Herrera and Hernandez are each charged with a Level 6 felony count of theft and a Class C misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana. They were booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

The pair were arrested in Huntingburg last month after a pursuit. Story at the link.

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