Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

IN police seize more than 70 lbs of marijuana during traffic stop

IN police seize more than 70 lbs of marijuana during traffic stop

Somebody's 4/20 celebration may have been spoiled today.

Authorities say an Iowa man was arrested after deputies found marijuana in his vehicle after stopping it along Interstate 80 near Lincoln.

Indiana State Police say a trooper pulled over a 2017 Ford Expedition on Interstate 70 near Greenfield about 11 a.m. Monday for weaving in the lane.

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The station says 51-year-old Colorado man Christian Elie and 42-year-old Indianapolis man Austin Johnson are behind bars and face preliminary drug-related charges. They were transported to Hancock County Jail. During the traffic stop, the large amount of marijuana was found and it has a street value estimated to be around $250,000.

Indiana State Police are working with the Hancock County Prosecutor's Office to determine formal charges.

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