DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. — A Muncie man faces charges after state police say a traffic stop uncovered a gun and drugs Thursday.

The Indiana State Police said a trooper pulled over a 2005 Jeep Cherokee Thursday night while patrolling the Muncie area. The traffic stop was initiated because the driver failed to signal multiple times.

The driver stopped in a nearby driveway and state police said the trooper detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The trooper requested backup.

The trooper asked the driver, 46-year-old Jeffery Allen, to get out of the vehicle while troopers searched it. During the search, state police said the trooper found a  rock-like substance consistent with crack cocaine.  Ridgway also located a loaded 9mm handgun and marijuana.

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State police said further investigation into Allen revealed that he had a prior conviction for armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Allen was transported to the Delaware County Jail where he faces the following preliminary charges:

  • dealing cocaine
  • possession of cocaine
  • possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • dealing marijuana
  • possession of marijuana
  • possession of paraphernalia