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Traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs

Jason Lee Hicks

A Dayton man has been charged after police found him with meth and an unlicensed handgun.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2017 11:07 AM
Updated: Nov. 16, 2017 11:25 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Dayton man has been charged after police found him with meth and an unlicensed handgun during a traffic stop.

According to court documents, 35-year-old Jason Lee Hicks was pulled over on Aug. 29 when police noticed his vehicle's license plate lights were not working.

The vehicle was searched after a drug-detection K-9 unit indicated the presence of a narcotic odor.

Along with two corner-baggies, police also found an unlicensed handgun with a loaded magazine.

Hicks was taken into custody and transported to jail where two more baggies were discovered when they fell out of the bottom of his pants. The substance inside the baggies were tested and found to contain methampetamine.

A jail search also turned up a clear pipe with burnt residue stowed in one of Hicks' shoes.

A check of Hicks' criminal history showed a prior conviction in DeKalb County for possession of precursors with intent to manufacture.

Hicks has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts of carrying a handgun without a license, and possession of paraphernalia.

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