South Bend man arrested on substance, firearm charges during traffic stop on Toll Road
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - A South Bend man was arrested on several felony charges during a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road on Monday, according to Indiana State Police.
At 3:19 a.m., a state trooper stopped a silver 2000 Chevrolet for a moving violation near mile marker 91 on the Toll Road. Mile marker 91 is approximately one mile west of the Elkhart Exit.
During the stop, the trooper noticed a handgun with an extended magazine sitting on the Chevrolet's floorboard.
The driver of the Chevrolet originally gave the trooper the wrong identification but he was soon identified as 36-year-old George Gandy of South Bend, police said.
Information gathered during the stop led troopers to search the Chevrolet.
During the search, law enforcement found the following:
- Plastic bags containing approximately 36.7 grams (0.08 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine
- Several pills preliminarily identified as controlled substances
- Suspected marijuana
- Drug paraphernalia
- Two additional handguns
Gandy was arrested and taken to the Elkhart County Jail on the following charges:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of marijuana
- Possession of paraphernalia
Two passengers in the Chevrolet were released from the scene.