Driver carrying drugs, guns and cash arrested near Seymour

Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

Indiana State Police arrested a man allegedly carrying guns, cash and drugs on the interstate near Seymour yesterday.

The incident happened at 9 a.m. yesterday morning when a trooper pulled over a pickup truck north of Seymour on Interstate 65 and state police dog Jinx alerted to the smell of drugs inside the vehicle.

A search revealed methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two guns and over $1,000 in cash, says Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police. One of the guns had its serial number removed, Wheeles said.

Stephen Hoop. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

The driver, 39-year-old Stephen Hoop of Clayton, Ind., is facing charges including dealing and possessing methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a gun, possession of a handgun with obliterated serial numbers, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of marijuana with a prior conviction and possession of drug paraphernalia.