A Hammond resident
was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges following a traffic stop on
I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 1:30 a.m. Michael L. Peavy, 26, was stopped near the 9 mile
marker after a trooper clocked him at 103 miles per hour in a zone posted at
55 mph. On making contact with Peavy, the officer detected the odor of raw
marijuana from the vehicle’s interior, police said. The trooper also
observed the handle of a handgun under Peavy’s feet, police said.
At this point, the
trooper ordered Peavy to put up his hands, but Peavy “ignored this directive
and attempted to start his vehicle,” prompting the trooper to open the
driver’s door and take Peavy into custody, police said.
subsequently recovered from Peavy’s vehicle 100 grams of marijuana and a
Glock 22 handgun with an extended 50-round barrel magazine, police said. It
was later determined that Peavy had purchased the marijuana in Illinois
earlier that morning, police said.
marijuana is illegal in Indiana,” police noted. “Marijuana purchased in
neighboring states is a criminal offense to possess in Indiana.”
transported to Lake County Jail on charges of possession of a handgun
without a permit; dealing marijuana; possession of marijuana with a prior
conviction; and reckless driving.