Traffic stop nets 2 arrests

Tribune staff reports

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon near Seymour netted the arrest of two men from Kentucky as well as cocaine, marijuana, guns and money, police report.

The driver of the vehicle, John W. Foree Jr., 54, of Frankfort, Kentucky, faces felony charges of dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon and maintaining a common nuisance. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

A passenger in the vehicle, Kenneth E. Satterly, 67, of New Castle, Kentucky, faces misdemeanor charges of possession of a handgun without a permit and possession of marijuana.

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The arrest of the pair stems from a traffic stop at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 65 near the Seymour exit, according to a report from Indiana State Police Trooper Randel Miller.

Miller said he stopped a Dodge Ram truck traveling southbound for having expired registration plates.

During his subsequent investigation, Miller said he witnessed numerous indicators of criminal activity and obtained a probable cause to search the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Miller said he located more than 10 grams of cocaine, nearly 300 grams of marijuana, two handguns and nearly $1,500 in U.S. currency.

Both Foree and Satterly were transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown.

Miller was assisted by Trooper Zachariah Ruble and Cpl. Jason Alberring and Officer Gilbert Carpenter with the Seymour Police Department.