Two men pulled over Saturday for a routine traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road were charged with dealing marijuana and possessing a handgun without a permit, Indiana State Police said.
Reader Lek, 30, and his passenger, Heng Hov, 33, both of Oakland City, Calif., were stopped by Indiana State Trooper Ted Bohner in the eastbound lanes near Bristol in Elkhart County, state police said in a statement.
Bohner became suspicious of the men after talking with them, so he called his shift partner and the partner's K-9 unit, police said. The K-9 alerted on the vehicle, which police said they searched.
The search uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana hidden in luggage and a loaded 9 mm handgun in the passenger compartment, along with several hundred dollars in cash, police said.
They said both men are being held in the Elkhart County Jail.