Routine traffic stop leads to 3 men, 2 pounds of meth off the streets

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLS) -- Three men are behind bars after authorities discovered "a significant amount of drugs" while conducting a routine traffic stop Tuesday night in Indiana.

Officials say the men were initially pulled over for a speeding violation on I-69 just south of Markle. Indiana State Troopers from the Fort Wayne Post summoned a K-9 to assist that quickly indicated a positive alert for the presence of illegal substances inside the vehicle.

Troopers said a follow-up search discovered an estimated two pounds of methamphetamine, an estimated half-gram of cocaine, a loaded 9mm handgun, and over $2,000 in cash.

The driver, 31-year-old Pablo Alejandro Sanchez-Icedo, and his two passengers, 21-year-old Atta I. Atiya and 26-year-old Moudassir Saleh Ibrahim, were arrested and charged with several felony drug related offenses.

The three were transported to the Huntington County Jail.

Pablo Alejandro Sanchez-Icedo (31yrs old) from Glendale, Arizona
Atta I. Atiya (21yrs old) from Indianapolis, IN
Moudassir Saleh Ibrahim (26yrs old) from Fort Wayne, IN