Terre Haute speeding traffic stop leads police to stolen handgun

What started as a traffic stop for speeding in Terre Haute ended with police finding a stolen gun.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 12:59 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - What started as a traffic stop for speeding in Terre Haute ended with police finding a stolen gun.

Around 11:30 Thursday night, Indiana State Police pulled over a car being driven by 21-year-old Kenneth King on U.S. 41 near Poplar Street.

They said King was doing 50mph in a 30mph zone.

Police said they noticed suspicious activity and criminal indicators while talking with him.

While searching King's car, they reportedly found a stolen handgun and pot.

King also had a warrant for marijuana possession in Clark County.

He was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

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