State trooper finds 23 pounds of marijuana during I-65 traffic stop

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JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) - A Kokomo man is under arrest after police found nearly two dozen pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop in Jasper County.

An Indiana State Police trooper stopped 34-year-old Christopher Anderson for unsafe lane movements while changing lanes on Interstate 65 near mile marker 224 in northwest Indiana. As the trooper spoke with Anderson, he noted the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

A state police K-9 was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle for the presence of drugs. A search of the car uncovered more than 23 pounds of marijuana in luggage and in a sealed box.

Anderson was taken to jail, booked on preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana, both felonies.