South Bend man arrested on substance, firearm charges during traffic stop on Toll Road

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. - A South Bend man was arrested on several felony charges during a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road on Monday, according to Indiana State Police.

At 3:19 a.m., a state trooper stopped a silver 2000 Chevrolet for a moving violation near mile marker 91 on the Toll Road. Mile marker 91 is approximately one mile west of the Elkhart Exit.

During the stop, the trooper noticed a handgun with an extended magazine sitting on the Chevrolet's floorboard.

The driver of the Chevrolet originally gave the trooper the wrong identification but he was soon identified as 36-year-old George Gandy of South Bend, police said.

Information gathered during the stop led troopers to search the Chevrolet.

During the search, law enforcement found the following:

  • Plastic bags containing approximately 36.7 grams (0.08 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine
  • Several pills preliminarily identified as controlled substances
  • Suspected marijuana
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Two additional handguns

Gandy was arrested and taken to the Elkhart County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Two passengers in the Chevrolet were released from the scene.

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