A Kentucky man was arrested by Indiana State Police on a number of charges. He now faces one more - Disobeying a Declaration of Disaster Emergency - Class B Misdemeanor.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor filed formal charges on Zachary Peters. Those charges include I.C. 10-14-3-12/MB Disobeying a Declaration of Disaster Emergency.
This is a circumstance where the stay at home order issued by the Governor was enforced as an additional charge to a crime. The official charges filed were:
- Possession of Cocaine - Level 4 Felony
- Carrying a Handgun without a License - Class A Misdemeanor
- Possession of a Controlled Substance - Class A Misdemeanor
- Possession of Marijuana - Class B Misdemeanor
- Possession of Paraphernalia - Class C Misdemeanor
- Disobeying a Declaration of Disaster Emergency - Class B Misdemeanor
Original press release
A Kentucky man was arrested by the Indiana State Police after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a stolen gun and several drugs.
Zachary Peters, 24, of Crestwood, Kentucky was allegedly driving 96 miles per hour in a 70 miles per hour zone on I-69 near the Hamilton and Madison County Line. Trooper Josh Thayer made the stop just after 10:30 pm. During Thayer's interaction with Peters, marijuana, cocaine, and controlled substance (pills), a stolen gun and drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle.
Peters was arrested and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.