AUBURN, IN — A Butler man was arrested this week after authorities found meth, a handgun and thousands of dollars in cash in his SUV following a routine traffic stop.
An Auburn Police officer stopped a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee along East 16th Street. During the stop, a K-9 made an alert to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle turned up 160 grams of methamphetamine, a Ruger 9mm handgun, and $6,695 in cash. In addition, investigators say “other items associated with dealing methamphetamine” were also found.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Bryan C. Hughes, age 39 of Butler, was charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, a Level 2 felony, and Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, a Level 5 felony.