Deputies arrest three people, seize guns and drugs
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.