WASHINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Monroe City man has been arrested following a traffic stop that turned up illegal drugs, paraphernalia, and firearms.

According to Washington Police, Gregory Vories, 63, of Monroe City was stopped by officers at 11:42 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of SE 2nd Street and Hayes Avenue. A search of Vories reportedly turned up “controlled substance pills” and prompted the department’s K-9 unit to be called to the scene.

K-9 Fen noted the odor of illegal narcotics and a search of the vehicle turned up methamphetamine, paraphernalia, and items associated with the manufacture of meth, according to police.

Also found was a handgun with an altered ID, police said Vories is prohibited from possessing any guns due to a violent felony conviction in the past.

Vories was placed under arrest and taken to the Daviess County Jail on the following preliminary charges;

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
  • Possessing a firearm with an altered ID
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of a schedule IV controlled substance
  • Possession of paraphernalia

Police remind the public that the above charges are preliminary, and Vories is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.