A traffic stop early Sunday morning on the west side of Seymour led to the discovery of more than 135 grams of methamphetamine and a handgun along with the arrest of two Johnson County residents, police report.

Gerardo Cordova Jimenez, 23, and Bernardo Cordova Jimenez, 30, both of Edinburgh, each face Level 2 charges of dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia. Gerardo Jimenez also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a permit.

According to a report from Officer Rick Meyer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the two men were arrested after he stopped a 2003 Ford Expedition for reckless driving in the 4000 block of East U.S. 50 near Seymour. The driver of the vehicle, later identified at Gerardo Jimenez, was driving west at the time.

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Meyer said he found a loaded handgun, methamphetamine and a large amount of money on Gerardo Jimenez after getting him out of the vehicle and searching. A gram of methamphetamine has a street value of $100 to $120, police report.

A second loaded handgun was found inside the vehicle along with the methamphetamine, scales and a ledger.

Gerardo Jimenez did not have a permit to carry a handgun, Meyer said.

Meyer said the men had conflicting stories about their relationship to each other and where they were headed when the traffic stop occurred at 3:47 a.m. Sunday.

Both men were booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown on Sunday morning and were being held without bond pending their initial hearings.

A Level 2 felony carries a sentence of between 10 and 30 years in prison upon conviction.

Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.