Two arrested on gun, drug charges after traffic stop

Jackson County deputies arrested two Edinburgh men yesterday on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop on U.S. 50.

Deputies report that they stopped an SUV that was driving recklessly heading west from Seymour at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The driver, 23-year-old Gerardo Jimenez was found to be carrying a loaded handgun without a permit. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed another handgun, money, methamphetamine, scales and a ledger.

Gerardo Jimenez and a passenger, 30-year-old Bernardo Jimenez, were arrested on preliminary charges of dealing meth, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Police say that the men gave conflicting stories on how they are related, and of where they were going.