Deputies arrest three people, seize guns and drugs

Anderson (L) Glasper (M) Peate (R)

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- Two guns and drugs were seized and three people were arrested following a traffic stop on US 20, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

Early Wednesday morning, a deputy was traveling eastbound on US20 when he noticed a vehicle that was traveling above the speed limit and crossed the white fog line three times, according to deputies.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.

While speaking with the three occupants of the vehicle, deputies saw a firearm in plain view and located a synthetic drug that had been thrown out of the vehicle, deputies said.

All three people, Ernest Glasper, Patrice Peate and Michael R Anderson were asked to get out of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of two loaded handguns, a synthetic drug, and cocaine, according to deputies.

Peate was arrested on preliminary charges of carrying a handgun without a license and possession of a synthetic drug.

Glasper has been charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of cocaine, and felon in possession of a firearm (prior conviction).

Anderson has been charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, possession of cocaine, carrying a handgun without a license and possession of a controlled substance.

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