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Feds charge driver who fled Indiana Police with two-count drug indictment

December 24, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds charge driver who fled Indiana Police with two-count drug indictment

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A federal grand jury in Indiana handed down a drug indictment against a man who fled police following a traffic stop in late November.

Ivan Jaimes-Molina, 23, was charged in U.S. District Court in Fort Wayne with a two-count drug indictment for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and illegal possession of a firearm by an undocumented immigrant.

Feds say Molina was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 69 in the early morning hours of Nov. 29th.

During the traffic stop, a K-9 unit alerted DeKalb County Sheriff Sgt. Todd McCormick to the presence of drugs in the car.

According to the Journal-Gazette, McCormick discovered found “two round objects heavily concealed in plastic wrap” in the trunk of Molina’s Chrysler 300.

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer Peter Mooney wrote in court documents that a closer inspection of the packages uncovered one pound of methamphetamine and one pound of marijuana.

The officer also recovered a 9 mm handgun with two unloaded clips and a digital scale in the trunk.

“It’s just tools, Boss,” Molina allegedly told McCormick as the deputy used a knife to look inside the packages.

Jaimes-Molina lunged at McCormick and fled the scene on foot. Police arrested the suspect hours later after trying to hitchhike along I-69 in Allen County.

He will be officially arraigned on Jan. 3rd.

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