Traffic stop reveals drugs and stolen gun

(Provided Photo/Indiana State Police)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A traffic stop on Monday night led police to a drug bust and a stolen deputy’s gun.

Indiana State Police said they pulled over a car speeding on 3rd Street. Once pulled over, a K-9 Unit detected marijuana. In a fake Barbasol container they also found a 45 Kimber handgun that had been reported stolen by a Vigo County Reserve Deputy.

David Rudisel and Ashlee Melvin, both from Terre Haute, were arrested.

Rudisel faces charges of possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana and Melvin faces charges of criminal conversion.

They’re both being held in the Vigo County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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