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Indiana man facing several felony charges after drugs, guns seized during traffic stop

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Stephen Hoop (source: Indiana State Police) Stephen Hoop (source: Indiana State Police)
Police seized drugs, guns and cash during a traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour on May 1, 2018. Police seized drugs, guns and cash during a traffic stop on I-65 near Seymour on May 1, 2018.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indiana man was arrested Tuesday morning after a state trooper allegedly found drugs and guns during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.

It happened around 9 a.m. May 1 on I-65 in Jackson County. That's when an Indiana State Trooper stopped a Ford F-150 driven by 39-year-old Stephen Hoop for a traffic violation. While speaking with Hoop, the trooper suspected criminal activity and deployed his K-9, Jinx. 

Troopers searched the truck after Jinx indicated the presence of drugs inside and found 55 grams of suspected crystal meth, as well as marijuana, two guns, $1,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia. Police say the serial number on one of the guns had been removed. 

Hoop was taken to the Jackson County Jail and is facing several charges, including: dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of a handgun by a felon, and possession of marijuana with a prior conviction.

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