Handgun recovered in traffic stop and arrest

David D. Adams. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

A Hope man was arrested by Bartholomew County deputies after a traffic stop early this morning.

A deputy saw a vehicle run a red light and cross outside its lane on State Road 7 at about 3:50 a.m. this morning, leading the deputy to pull over the vehicle. After noticing a plastic bag containing syringe caps, the department’s police dog, Bolt, sniffed the vehicle and alerted to the smell of narcotics, according to police reports.

A search allegedly revealed digital scales and a handgun. The driver, 29-year-old David D. Adams, was arrested on preliminary charges of felon with a handgun and possession of an injection device.