Pursuit results in gun and drug possession charges

Courtesy: ISP

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that two men are behind bars after a chase Tuesday morning.

According to ISP officials, at approximately 2:20 a.m., Trooper Griffin was patrolling near the intersection of Broadway and 48th St.

A silver Nissan Altima disregarded a stoplight and as a result Trooper Griffin initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to stop and a brief pursuit took place. The vehicle stopped at 45th and Maryland where both male occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.

One of the occupants was a juvenile and the driver has been identified as Jelani D. Long, 20, from Gary, IN. Mr. Long was transported to the Lake County Jail and is being charged with the following:

Resisting Law Enforcement- Level 6 Felony
Dealing Marijuana- Level 6 Felony
Possession of Handgun No License- Class A Misdemeanor
Possession of Marijuana- Class B Misdemeanor
Possession of Paraphernalia- Class C Misdemeanor
The Gary Police Department assisted at the scene. The vehicle was impounded by AC Towing.