A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two Johnson County residents after finding heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in their car during a traffic stop on Interstate 65.

Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner was driving south on I-65 at about 4:38 a.m. Thursday when he noticed a vehicle traveling under the speed limit and weaving within its lanes, deputies said.

As he was following the vehicle, he ran the license plate and it came back registered to a different vehicle, deputies said.

He followed the vehicle as it left I-65 continuing to U.S. 31, where Weisner stopped it at County Road 650N, deputies said.

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Weisner talked with the driver, Angie M. Cox, 39, Bargersville, and learned Cox had an arrest warrant pending out of Johnson County.

A passenger, Jason O. Powell, 31, Franklin, also was arrested at the traffic stop, deputies said.

When Weisner did an inventory of the vehicle before it was towed, he found three handguns, a dismantled shotgun, several syringes filled with what was believed to be heroin and a substantial amount of drug paraphernalia, deputies said.

Weisner also determined the vehicle had a false registration and no proof of insurance, deputies said.

In addition to the warrant, Cox was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of heroin

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of paraphernalia

Possession of a legend drug device (syringe)

Powell was arrested on preliminary charges of:

Possession of heroin

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of marijuana

Possession of paraphernalia

Possession of a legend drug device

Possession of a handgun without a license

Cox and Powell were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a 48-hour hold with no bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.