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Hancock County News Archives for 2021-01

Traffic violation becomes drugs, gun arrest

A man from Louisiana ran a stop sign, so police pulled him over in Knightstown, and found more than a passenger in his car. 


Brandon Robichaux was arrested on Sunday after police found two guns, prescription drugs, syringes, marijuana and eight bags of ecstasy, said the Muncie Star Press.


He admitted to police the ecstasy, and other drugs were his, but he wasn't a dealer. 


His passenger, Thomas Kietun, from Hagerstown, admitted to taking ecstasy, but also warned police he was an acquaintance of a recently elected Henry County official and he would be "making a call."

Robichaux was charged with dealing, multiple possession charges, carrying a gun without a license, and more. 


Kietun was charged with possession, carrying a gun without a license, and visiting a common nuisance.