Traffic stop nets 10 pounds of marijuana in Scott Co., Ind.

Traffic stop nets 10 pounds of marijuana in Scott Co., Ind.

Traffic stop nets 10 pounds of marijuana in Scott Co., Ind.

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WHAS11.com

Posted on June 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 2:04 AM

Scott County, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A member of the Indiana State Police Interdiction Team from the Sellersburg Post stopped a 2011 Chevrolet Impala for a traffic infraction on Thursday at about 9 a.m.

Police stopped the car on Interstate 65 north near the 28 mile marker in Scott County.  While speaking to the occupants the trooper could smell an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The trooper then called for the Indiana State Police K-9, “Kilo”. “Kilo” alerted on the vehicle showing the presence or odor of illegal narcotics.

A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately ten pounds of Marijuana packaged in one gallon plastic bags. The street value of the seized Marijuana is more than $10,000.

The members of the Indiana State Police Interdiction Team at Sellersburg are Trooper Nathan Abbott, Master Trooper Josh Banet, Trooper Mark Lamaster and K-9 “Kilo”.

Arrested and Charges:
Driver- Kentel C. Peoples, 23, from Addision Lane in Alpharetta, GA.
1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony.
2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony.
3) Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony.

Passenger-Thomas McElwain, Jr., 22, from Winfield Avenue in Indianapolis, IN.
1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony.
2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony.
3) Visiting a Common Nuisance, A Misdemeanor.



 

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