What began as a traffic stop turned into a drug raid early Thursday evening in Washington. City police report just before 7:30 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Southwest Eighth and West Main streets for disregarding a stop sign and speeding.
Police report the vehicle was driven by Bonnie Irvin, 26, Washington. During the stop officers say they received a consent to search the vehicle. That search turned up 50 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $5,000, multiple controlled substance pills, synthetic marijuana and paraphernalia. Officers also recovered a loaded handgun.
Irvin and her two passengers, Shane Floyd, 32, Washington, and Carl Bolen Jr., 38, Washington, were placed under arrest.
Floyd was charged with conspiracy to deal methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and possession of a schedule IV-controlled substance.
Bolen faces charges of conspiracy to deal methamphetamine, possession of a handgun by a felon without a license and dealing in a schedule IV-controlled substance.
Irwin was arrested on charges of conspiracy to deal in methamphetamine and possession of a handgun without a license by a felon.
The conspiracy to deal methamphetamine charge is a level two felony and carries penalties of 10 to 30 years in prison. The handgun charges are both level four and level five felonies. They carry sentences ranging from two to 12 years for the level four, and one to six for the level five.
Irvin, Floyd and Bolen were all taken to the Daviess County Security Center where they were being held without bond.