Traffic Stop Takes 3.5 Million Dollars’ Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets

(HENDRICKS CO.) – On Wednesday, at 11:33 a.m., an Indiana State Trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound, near the 66-mile marker, for a traffic violation of following too closely.


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Danny J. Luttrell
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Danny J. Luttrell II, of Indianapolis, and a passenger in the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Brandon M. Pierson, also of Indianapolis.
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Brandon M. Pierson
During the trooper’s conversation with Luttrell and Pierson, he detected the aroma of marijuana and observed criminal indicators.
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A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Luttrell and Pierson were transporting approximately 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges that were filled with THC.
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The items were discovered in the cargo storage area of the box truck. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million and the vape cartridges estimated value is $1 million do.
Luttrell and Pierson were returning to Indianapolis, from Burbank, California.
Both Luttrell and Pierson were arrested and transported to the Hendricks County jail on a felony charge of dealing marijuana.

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