Traffic Stop Results in Arrest of East Chicago Man for Multiple Offenses

Photo Provided by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

Photo Provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

In Lake County, a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of one individual with multiple offenses.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports a vehicle with no license plate was stopped in the area of Ridge Road and Wright Street, at 12:35pm, and deputies reportedly noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The 27 year old driver from East Chicago, later identified as Sergio Ferrer, fled the vehicle on foot during the traffic stop but was ultimately apprehended.

Ferrer was taken to the Lake County Jail and faces charges of carrying a handgun without a license, possession of marijuana, resisting law enforcement, and driving while suspended.