An Indiana State Police trooper assigned to the All Crimes Policing Team made a traffic stop that netted over twenty-three pounds of marijuana Wednesday morning.
At approximately 11:00 a.m.,yesterday morning, a trooper who was in a fully marked police car, was south bound on I-65 when he observed a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, make unsafe lane movements while changing lanes. The trooper initiated a traffic stop at the 224 mile marker (this is approximately 4 miles north of the Fair Oaks exit). When the trooper talked to the driver he smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the Equinox. A state police canine unit was called to the scene and the K-9 alerted on the Chevrolet. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed marijuana found in some luggage and more located in a sealed box packaged in numerous sealed plastic bags. Total amount was approximately 23 ½ pounds.
The driver was identified as 34 year old Christopher Anderson, of Kokomo. Anderson was taken to the Jasper County jail in Rensselaer and charged with Dealing Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana both as felonies.