State police get $3.5 million worth of drugs off streets in I-70 traffic stop

Police seized about 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape pens filled with THC during a traffic stop. (Photos: ISP)

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - Two Indianapolis men were arrested for dealing marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning.

A state police trooper stopped a box truck on I-70 eastbound near the Mooresville/Plainfield exit for following too closely. While talking with the men, the trooper detected the aroma of marijuana and searched the vehicle.

Danny Luttrell and Brandon Pierson (Photos: ISP)

During that search, the trooper discovered the men were transporting approximately 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges filled with THC in the cargo area of the truck. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million, while the vape cartridges are valued at about $1 million.

The truck's driver, Danny Luttrell II, and passenger Brandon Pierson, both 27 of Indianapolis, were taken into custody. They are facing charges of dealing marijuana.

The men were reportedly returning to Indianapolis from Burbank, California, state police said.