Traffic stop nets 50 pounds of marijuana Print

 

On Feb. 1 at approximately 4:47 PM, trooper Nate Abbott observed a gray 2005 Ford Taurus, following a semi too closely in the slow lane of Interstate 65 South Bound near the 16 Mile Marker. He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and as he was talking to the occupants he could smell an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.

A subsequent search in the trunk area of the vehicle yielded fifty, (50), one gallon plastic bags located in two suitcases and a plastic tote. The fifty plastic bags were filled with Marijuana, each weighing approximately one pound.

The street value of the seized Marijuana is over $50,000 U. S. Dollars. $2,185 U.S. Dollars was also seized from the driver of the vehicle.

Arrested and Charges:

Driver- Corey L. Beckwith, 30, from Culver Street in Indianapolis, IN.

His charges include, 1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony.; 2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony; 3) Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, D Felony and 4) Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony.

Passenger-Michael C. Stokes, 22, from Kenneth Avenue in Indianapolis, IN.

His charges include, 1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony; 2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony; 3) Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, D Felony and 4) Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony.