Traffic stop leads to arrests on charges of dealing in methamphetamine

A traffic stop early Sunday morning on the west side of Seymour led to the discovery of more than 135 grams of methamphetamine and a handgun along with the arrest of two Johnson County residents, police report.

Gerardo Cordova Jimenez, 23, and Bernado Cordova Jimenez, 30, both of Edinburgh, each face Level 2 charges of dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and Class A misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia. Gerardo Jimenez also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a permit.

According to a report from Officer Rick Meyer with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the two men were arrested after he stopped a 2003 Ford Expedition for reckless driving in the 4000 block of East U.S. 50. The driver of the vehicle, later identified at Gerardo Jimenz, was driving west at the time.

Meyer said he found a loaded handgun, methamphetamine and a large amount of money on Gerardo after getting him out of the vehicle and searching. A gram of methamphetamine has a street value of $100 to $120, police report.

A second loaded handgun was found inside the vehicle along with the methamphetamine, scales and a ledger.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.