The Indiana State Police seized a half tonne of marijuana worth eight million dollars after an alert patrol dog picked up the drug’s scent during a traffic stop.
“During the search, troopers discovered 38 large boxes and six black garbage bags inside a van after stopping it for a moving violation outside Lowell, in northwest Indiana.
“The boxes are wrapped in black plastic wrap. Inside the boxes contained a total of 1,264 individually sealed bags, each weighing approximately 1.5 lbs (about 680g, and contained green plant material. A field test of the content revealed it to be marijuana.”
The 31-year-old driver, whose name was disclosed as Christopher Colburn, was arrested at the scene and has been preliminarily charged with dealing on marijuana-level five felony and possession of marijuana with prior conviction-level six felony.