New Castle, IN – A Virginia man found himself in handcuffs and behind bars after troopers from the Pendleton district made a startling discovery during a routine traffic stop.
According to police reports it began on Friday at 10:00 am while a Trooper was conducting a directed enforcement patrol on Interstate 70 when he spotted a grey Honda passenger car speeding near the 123-mile marker, close to the New Castle Exit. Upon initiating a traffic stop, the Trooper engaged the driver and quickly observed signs of possible criminal activity.
Suspicion deepened, prompting the officer to call for reinforcements, including a K-9 unit. As K-9 Tora conducted an open-air sniff of the vehicle, she provided a positive indication of narcotics inside.
A subsequent search of the vehicle reportedly unveiled approximately 3 grams of cocaine, marijuana, and various drug dealing paraphernalia. But the shocker didn’t end there. Hidden beneath the driver’s seat was a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun.
The driver, identified as Kai Lord Victory Hakim, a 22-year-old hailing from Alexandria, VA, was taken into custody. He now faces a litany of charges, including Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance (a Level 5 Felony), Possession of a Controlled Substance (a Level 6 Felony), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Dangerous Person with a Prior (a Level 6 Felony), Possession of Marijuana (a Class A Misdemeanor), and Possession of Paraphernalia (a Class C Misdemeanor).
Adding to the gravity of the situation, a criminal check on Hakim revealed an outstanding warrant with full extradition from the State of Virginia. The warrant pertained to charges of Dealing a Schedule II Controlled Substance and previous Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Kai Lord Victory Hakim was promptly transported to the Henry County Jail, where he awaits further legal proceedings.