LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An expired registration tag leads to a Louisville man's arrest on drug and gun charges in southern Indiana.

An Indiana State Police trooper spotted a white Nissan Sentra on U.S. 150 that had expired Kentucky tags. That trooper initiated a traffic stop of 34-year-old Daniel Sikes just after 3 a.m. Thursday.

The trooper smelled marijuana and discovered an outstanding warrant for Sikes in Floyd County for driving while suspended. Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a loaded gun and suspected heroin.

Sikes faces several charges, including possession of a gun by a violent felon, possession of a narcotic. He was also charged with not having a license or a permit to carry a gun.

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