State Troopers Find Gun, Fake IDs, Alcohol During Routine Traffic Stop

State Police say a routine traffic stop led to an open bottle of liquor which led to an illegal gun charge.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

May 21, 2018-Indiana State Police say an early morning traffic stop led to two arrests early Sunday in Hammond. According to the statement, Troopers Hamed and Carlson saw a car travelling without headlights on Calumet Avenue just after 2:30 a.m. on May 20, 2018. The Troopers performed a traffic stop at the corner of Calumet and Lyons in Hammond. “When the driver and passengers rolled down their windows there was an overwhelming odor of alcohol and burnt marijuana. The driver stated to Trooper Hamed that he did not have type of identification on his person and gave Hamed a name and date of birth that did not match the computer response that came back from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Hamed confronted the driver who admitted he had lied because his driver’s license was suspended and he had warrants out on him. He identified himself as Raynard Headd, 26 of Gary, who was found to be suspended prior and has an active warrant through Lake County. The two females in the Jeep were also identified” according to the report.

Troopers then searched the vehcile and found a fully loaded 9mm handgun under the seat of the car. Open alcohol was also found in the vehicle. “They also found two fake/false government identification cards that belonged to the rear seat passenger identified as Andrea Whitehead, 21 of Gary. Both ID’s through different states had her picture on them with false names, date of births and driver’s license numbers.”

Both Headd and Whitehead were taken to the Lake County Jail.

Headd was charged with: Driving While Suspended Prior, Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, False Identity/False Informing, and Warrant out of Lake County for Failure to Appear for Driving While Suspended all Class A Misdemeanors

Whitehead was charged with: Two counts of Possession of False Government Identifications also a Class A Misdemeanor.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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