FORTVILLE — An Anderson man was arrested early Friday after Fortville police officers found drugs, guns and cash in his vehicle during a traffic stop.
Ja Qwanta Streeter, 22, 1306 Morningside Drive, Anderson, faces five criminal charges, including two counts of felony drug dealing, records show.
Police say they stopped Streeter for speeding near downtown Fortville early Friday.
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Officers searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana coming from the car. Inside the vehicle, they found the suspect had 175 illegal pills that were packaged for individual resale, a new release states.
They also found a large amount of marijuana, marijuana brownies, paraphernalia and other drugs, along with multiple weapons, including a loaded handgun he wasn’t licensed to carry, police said. Police located more than 500 rounds of ammunition in the car and several loaded magazines, the news release states.
Streeter was arrested and booked into the Hancock County Jail around 2 a.m. Friday, records show. Prosecutors filed criminal charges against him later that afternoon.
He now faces: one Level 3 felony count of dealing a controlled substance; one Level 6 felony count of dealing marijuana; one Class A misdemeanor of carrying a handgun without a license; one Class A misdemeanor of possession of a controlled substance; one Class B misdemeanor of possession of marijuana.
A Level 3 felony count carries a potential sentence of three to 16 years. A Level 6 felony count carries a potential sentence of six months to 2 1/2 years. A Class A misdemeanor carries a potential sentence of up to one year, while a Class B misdemeanor carries a potential sentence of up to 180 days.
Streeter was being held in the Hancock County Jail on a $3,000 cash bond at press time.